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Infectious diseases and clinical microbiology specialist Assoc. Dr. said the delta plus variant seen in Turkey is more contagious. “It contains 3 mutations. Delta plus is a little more dangerous, a little more easily transmitted, a little more evasive than protective antibodies. He has the trait that escapes the immune system, ” he said.

Health Minister in Turkey, “delta plus variant is seen in 3 people in 3 provinces, one of these cities is Istanbul announced.” University of Health Sciences Gulhane education and Research Hospital infectious diseases and clinical microbiology specialist Assoc. Dr. The fighter told DHA about the differences between delta and delta plus variants.

“Delta plus is a mutation that is a little more dangerous, a little more easily transmissible, a little more evasive than protective antibodies, ” the fighter said, noting that the delta variant is a binary and delta Plus is a triple mutation. It is an accepted view that these variants reduce the protective effect of the vaccine,” he said.


Assoc. Dr. The Delta plus variant is more dangerous because it contains 3 mutations, the fighter said:

“In fact, although the delta-delta plus mutation is less common now, there may be an increase in the number of cases, hospitalization rates in the future. We can think of the Delta plus mutation as more contagious because it contains 3 mutations. The characteristics of the mutation are more dangerous. In the UK, very good vaccination has been done; in our country, more than 1 million people are vaccinated daily.

As a promising news thanks to this, it may not spread very much, but if it does, and antibody levels remain low, in our country, there are some question marks in our heads in the direction of protection, since most of our people are vaccinated with an inactive vaccine. He will, of course, determine that next month. At the moment, we can think as if we haven’t seen the repercussions of the delta and delta plus variants in our country.

Delta and delta plus mutations in the unvaccinated segment, especially in the young population, can be observed quickly with heavy clinics. We are hopeful that the vaccine has been given a lot, but it looks like we will wait and see. By the end of July, we will understand the effects of these mutations on our country.”

Infectious diseases and clinical microbiology specialist Assoc. Dr. Warrior


Assoc. Dr. “Delta plus is transmitted a little faster, ” the fighter said, noting that clinically delta and the delta plus variant are not much different. Many studies have been published that Delta – delta plus escapes the effect of the vaccine more. If samples taken from vaccinated people had delta – delta plus mutations, the rates of getting sick began to rise. It has a trait that escapes the immune system.

The fact that we have seen on the field has also changed the complaints. The Delta variant comes with a clinic where diarrhea, colds, runny November, muscle, joint pain are at the forefront. Cough, fever, smell, loss of taste remain in the background. Delta plus was seen in 3 people in our country, which may not cause us much concern, because the South African mutation also had a high level of contagion. Although their protection drops because we are vaccinated, I don’t think delta Plus will cause a wave. Our people have also become aware, and I think we will reach social immunity by the end of July with this rate of vaccination in Turkey,” he said.


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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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