It was Ibn Sina, the Middle East’s medical pioneer, who first discovered the contagious nature of infectious diseases in the 11th century. It is this achievement that leads to many crediting him with being the father of modern medicine. An infectious disease is a clinically evident disease resulting from the presence of pathogenic microbial agents.
The service offered by the Saad Specialist Hospital’s Infectious Disease Department is all-embracing. Assisted by the Saad Specialist Hospital Laboratory its procedures cater for the isolation and identification of bacterial, mycobacterial, fungal, parasitic, and viral infections. It also conducts antibiotic susceptibility testing and serology tests for infectious agents.
The Hospital's associated Travel Clinic provides immunizations and vaccines for a number of diseases.