MONKEYPOX (MONKEY POX) VIRUS ALERT IN THE US AFTER EUROPE

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MONKEYPOX (MONKEY POX) VIRUS ALERT IN THE US AFTER EUROPE

Monkeypox, the monkeypox virus seen in Central and Africa and considered an endemic virus, has also shown its effect in the United States after Europe. The disease, which has not yet been cured, has caused great concern.

The monkey pox virus, known as monkeypox all over the world, has spread from Central Africa to Europe and then to the United States.

The virus, which is found in woodlands in the African region and is mostly transmitted from rodents and wild animals, was first encountered in the UK. And then there were case reports from Portugal and Spain.
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And yesterday, the frightening news came from the United States. In Massachusetts, authorities announced that a rare case of monkey pox was found in a person who had recently traveled from Canada. It was emphasized that the health authorities are investigating whether this case is connected with small outbreaks in Europe.

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ITS CONNECTION WITH CASES IN EUROPE IS BEING INVESTIGATED

Health officials in the US said they were in contact with authorities in the UK and Canada as part of the investigation. “At this point, we don’t have any information linking the Massachusetts case to cases in Europe,” said the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

As a result of Monkeypox, rashes form on the hands and all over the body

When Monkeypox acts with flu-like symptoms, followed by swelling of the lymph nodes. Later, rashes begin to appear on the face and body. That’s why it was called monkey flower. In Africa, it is transmitted to humans through Dec of rodents or small animals and is usually not easily spread among humans.

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A CURE DOES NOT EXIST

Monkey pox comes from the same family of viruses as smallpox.

However, he noted that in studies conducted in Europe, cases are more common in gay men, stressing that they are exploring the possibility of spreading the infection during sex.

At the moment, there is no proven, safe treatment for the virus, which is included in the category of travel diseases, has not yet been proven.

The monkey pox virus has two different genetic groups, Central Africa and West Africa. The Central African monkey pox virus seen in humans is more severe than the West African virus and has a higher mortality rate.

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

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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.

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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.

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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 .

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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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