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Covid-19 has very serious effects on the brain. The virus targets the central nervous system more than the lung. As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, with about 160 million cases and 3.3 million deaths worldwide, scientists continue to reach surprising information about the virus.

New research has shown that Covid-19 is more of a multisystemic and even more weighted ‘brain disease’ than a respiratory disease. Once this virus is transmitted to the brain, it can affect all organ systems. Because the brain is a central processor that controls everything.

Researchers from the Department of Biology at Georgia State University found that the SARS-CoV-2 transmitted from the nasal regions of mice, successfully cleared their lungs; they found that the virus led to an attack that triggered severe diseases in the brain. Associate professor. Dr. ‘team determined that virus levels in the lungs of infected mice peaked 3 days after infection and then began to drop. 5, however. and 6. in days, a very high level of infectious new viruses (about 1000 times more than in other body parts) were found in the brains of all mice. The condition was said to occur at a time when serious illness symptoms, particularly difficult breathing and weakness, became apparent.


This new study shows that the new coronavirus can actually lurk/sleep in the brain, where it can be activated again. The brain is one of those organs that viruses like to hide. Because there is no immune response. A virus is difficult to store in our lungs. It is much easier to store in our central nervous system. Symptoms of this are the loss of taste and smell commonly seen in people infected with Covid-19. This is an attack on the central nervous system through the brain.


The fact that a large percentage of well-behaved people have some form of brain dysfunction is important evidence of Covid-19’s association with the brain. Even if the Test result is negative, this does not mean that you have completely cleared the virus. Another piece of evidence is that some of the symptoms of ‘long Covid’ patients reappear even months later. Studies have shown that about 70 percent of the virus is transmitted through the nose, from there it can easily reach the brain. For this reason, it is very important to wear a mask and especially close our nose.


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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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