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Water can be cleared of all germs using chlorination of water. There are ready tablets for chlorine, powedered chlorine (used in pools), and also bleach (Chlorox or Odex). In powder form, it is advised not to put more than 2 grams per 1 Liter. Stir well. Let it rest for 2-3 hours before tap water usage. For bleach, the final concentration of chlorine should not exceed 0.2% to make the water safe for use. As for Oral Rehydration Solution: to replace diarrheal lost water, mix in 1 Liter clean water 6 small spoon sugar and 1/2 small spoon salt. can add few drops orange juice for taste.

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A virus, discovered in 1958, with reemergence in late 2018 in Congo. It has similarities in symptoms and sign to smallpox virus, but with less severity. Smallpox was eradicated from the world using mass vaccinations, and vaccine protocol was stopped in 1973-4. Current Monkypox cases have been more common in homosexual men, but its spread can go to anyone, via skin and large air droplets (cough). Currently NOT a pandemic. Testing available in Lebanon via PCR method.

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The New Corona as described, began in WUHAN city of China in late December 2019. It is a new genetic variety of the older SARS Corona that hit in 2013, killing 800 people then. The new variety this time, is faster to spread between people, but less deadly, as its mortality is only 2.8% Common and fast tests in routine labs have not been developed yet, but the MOH in Lebanon has already set up a hotline where Nasal Swab samples can be sent via labs in Lebanon. At the time of writing, 8000 infected cases have been confirmed, mostly east Asia, 180 deaths; zero cases in middle east.

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Influenza A (includes H1N1) and type B are the flu viruses commonly effecting patients in the winter season. Usually hit the upper respiratory tract, with runny stuffed nose, soar throat and mild cough and fever. More serious in those with weak immune system. To test if one has this virus, a swab sample is taken from the nasal cavity (where the virus is) and tested within 1/2 hr for the presence of either type of Influenza.

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24/Oct/2022 - Cholera Testing

Testing for Cholera can be done for patients at St Marc via a short 18 hour culture of stools. We can also test water samples if the Cholera is present or not. Results out in 18 hours.

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08/Feb/2021 - COMPANY COVID PCR

For companies wanting to do COVID-19 PCR for their employees, we can offer reduced pricing and company visits by professional team. Results on the same day. for more information, please call 03-238887.

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01/Feb/2021 - COVID Test Explained

EXPLAINING DIFFERENT COVID-19 TESTS 1- PCR: The most accurate test available for detecting COVID. Nasal/Mouth sample needed. 150,000 LL set by Ministry of Health. Used also for travelling at borders. Very useful if done 4-5 days after exposure. 2- Rapid Ag Test: A quick test to see if someone has COVID. Patient MUST have symptoms; else the test is not accurate enough. 50,000 LL set by government. If +, no need for PCR anymore. Nasal swab or throat swab. 3- COVID Antibody Test IgG and IgM: Dosage testing for IMMUNITY. These antibodies arise 2 weeks to 1 month after an infection. Positive IgM means it was more recent (i.e. 2 weeks), whereas a positive IgG means it was more distant (1 month). Presence of Immunity may not last long for COVID. This is a blood test. A positive IgG means you may not need the vaccine.

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29/Sep/2020 - COVID 1-Day Testing

COVID TESTS: We provide RT-PCR (airport and travel certified) at quick 2 hour time. House visits also available by a trained nurse. Rapid Ag (like PCR) and Rapid Antibody blood for immunity also available. Immunity IgG Spike Ab dosage also available with daily results . ALL results available on your mobile, just ask for the password at the cashier or call 01-566222 ext 114/121

 

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