LAU Medical Center - Rizk Hospital


The Coronavirus is a family of viruses that cause illnesses ranging from a cold to more severe diseases such as respiratory illness in people. A coronavirus has broken out in the Chinese city of Wuhan, currently named COVID- 19.

Message from President Jabbra regarding the LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital
Covid-19 Emergency Fund

No LAU asset is as important to us as the trust and support of Lebanese society. Over a century and a half, we have been together working hand-in-hand for a better future.

The Covid-19 menace has placed the patient-care part of our mission under unprecedented stress as can be expected. With the engagement of the Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of medicine, Our LAUMC-RH, has been at the forefront of our collective societal response to the virus. Our effort includes readying new hospital floors, acquiring new equipment, stocking on PCR testing kits, and mobilization of specialized personnel. Funding all these pressing needs goes well beyond what our limited resources allow.

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The exact way the virus is spread is not fully known. Most coronaviruses spread the same way other cold-causing viruses do, mainly via:
Respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes close to you (2 meters)
By touching an infected people hands or face
By touching surface or object that has virus on it, such as doorknobs then touching your face
According to WHO, the signs of infection include:
Breathing difficulties
These symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure and may go away in a few days for the majority of people. The people most likely to get seriously ill from this virus are people over 60 and/or those with pre-existing health conditions.

The virus responsible for the illness can be diagnosed by taking a sample of respiratory fluids, such as mucus from the nose; or blood.

Number of Patients Tested for COVID- 19

COVID- 19 Preventions

Basic Prevention

Self-Quarantine Recommendations

Travel Recommendations

Prevention for the Immuno-compromised or Elderly

Prevention for People with Respiratory Illness

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