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Turkey Medicals member and Prof. Dr. gave important information on the  subject to our reader, “Two viruses can be found in the body at the same time,” was said.

Ankara Hacettepe University Faculty Of Medicine Head Of The Department Of Pediatric Infectious Diseases Prof. Dr. said that viruses, which were very rare last year, will increase seriously this year. Prof. Dr. ” both viruses can be found in the body at the same time, one of them can make a disease, the other can only multiply in the throat; but both can not make a disease at the same time. We’ll probably have that when flu season starts. We’re going to see flu plus coronavirus cases this year,” he said. Assoc. Dr. He said flu cases would begin to appear from October 15.

Recalling very rare viruses, made assessments to DHA before the flu season. Prof. Doctor in Turkey said:

“Flu season has not started in Turkey yet, we do not have a single flu case yet. Such a case does not exist at the moment, but it is theoretically possible. The Delta variant is so common that there are still about 500 thousand active cases. Because we test those who have symptoms, we say’ 90 percent of them go more or less without symptoms’, we can’t detect them. That means,’ there are about 5 million active cases in total.’ During the period of such an intense case, we saw the results in the flu board about 1 month ago. Many viruses, which we saw very rarely last year, are on the rise this year. That is the only reason; we’re not following the mask and distance rule as much as we used to this year. Naturally, when we catch it, there may be a Coronavirus in a person’s throat that is also multiplying at that time, so you can detect both. When we take samples from cases of flu, colds, we see that in too many cases there is more than one virus. Both viruses can be present in the body at the same time, one of which can cause disease, and the other can only multiply in the throat; but neither can cause disease at the same time. The disease only happens with one virus at a time, but when you do a PCR test in a person’s throat, you can find more than one virus. In theory, maybe it’s a Coronavirus, it could be a flu virus, maybe it’s a flu, but at the same time, the coronavirus can also be found in your throat.”


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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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