Viruses of the Century

20 February 2020


The Faculty of Health Sciences at Beirut Arab University- Tripoli organized a symposium entitled “Viruses of the Century” on 20/2/2020. The aim was to increase awareness on the common viruses, their routes of infection and transmission, treatment strategies, vaccines, and the misconceptions related to cure and recovery. The lectures covered influenza viruses and Hepatitis B virus, in addition to the latest findings on the Novel Corona virus. The speakers included the Infectious Disease specialists Dr. Hassan Mallat and Dr. Mouna Youssef, in addition to Dr. Sara Mina, assistant professor in Microbiology and Immunology at BAU. The symposium was concluded by a lecture on nutrition and prevention of infectious diseases by Dr. Rozi Metri, assistant professor of Nutrition and Dietetics at BAU.