DOES THE MONKEY POX VIRUS TURN INTO A WORLD PANDEMIC?

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WILL THE MONKEY POX VIRUS TURN INTO A PANDEMIC?

Description of the monkey pox virus from Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology Specialist Prof. Prof. “There is a possibility that it will affect many people on many continents at once,” said. Technically, we call it a pandemic,” he said.

Monkey pox disease, which has been detected in dozens of countries, especially in European countries and the United States and Canada, is on the world’s agenda. Health Minister in Turkey, who made a statement yesterday, said: “Public opinion should be positive about monkey pox disease.”
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“This disease, which is of the animal origin, sometimes also transmitted to humans, does not lead to a pandemic,” was said.

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Turkey Medicals member and JCI hospital clinic, Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology Expert Prof. made important statements about the recent disease and the course of the disease:

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IT IS TRANSMITTED BY CLOSE CONTACT

Covid has made everyone very tired and more sensitive, but the worries are also not too out of place. There is a possibility that this disease will cause a pandemic. There is a possibility that it will affect many people on many continents at once. Technically, we call it the pandemic. But when we say pandemic, we all think of a pandemic like Covid 19. An epidemic disease comes to mind where there are curfews, public places are closed, people are confined to their homes. We are not expecting such a pandemic, such a level of pandemic. But this disease is transmitted from person to person. It’s also an important disease, but it’s transmitted by close contact. Therefore, it is necessary to coexist for a long time with sick people.

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SYMPTOMS ARE VERY TYPICAL

There is also a feature that is different from Covid; without symptoms, people are not contagious, our current information is in this direction. It’s not very likely to spread if you don’t infect it without symptoms. Symptoms of the disease are also very typical. It’s hard to confuse it with something else. It’s easier to diagnose. When we put certain people in isolation, we have a chance to prevent it from spreading quickly and unnoticed in society.

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THE NEW VARIANT WILL NOT

This virus is a DNA virus, not an RNA virus like Covid 19. Because DNA viruses have a self-repair mechanism, we don’t expect new variants to emerge that will escape the vaccine, such as the new variants in Covid. Of course, there is no question that it will cause a pandemic as serious as Covid.

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IT HAS ALSO BEEN SEEN IN PEOPLE WHO HAVE NO CONNECTION TO AFRICA

This disease has been known since the 70s. By this time, we had seen a small number of patients on other continents who had been seen in Central and West Africa, people who had traveled here, animals taken from here. But in the last week, the number of cases has started to appear more than the number of all cases seen since the 70s. It has also started to be seen in people who have no connection to Africa. There is an increase in the number of infections, albeit limited, in those countries themselves. For this reason they are worried.

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IT IS TRANSMITTED BY LARGER PARTICLES THAN CORONA

Monkey pox is transmitted by large droplets We know that it is not transmitted by particles that can stay in the air for a long time and travel farther, but by larger particles, such as Covid 19, which are very small. That’s why a simple surgical mask will be protective.

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IT CAN ALSO PASS THROUGH THE SKIN

Another way of transmitting this disease is that inanimate surfaces contaminated with the virus can remain slightly flatter on surfaces such as sheets, towels. It can also pass through the skin to people who come into contact with it, and it can also enter through small cracks in the skin.

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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.

Awards:

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.

Certificates:

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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