LAST MINUTE NEWS: 18 NEW VIRUSE TYPES FOUND IN WUHAN

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18 VIRUSES HAVE BEEN FOUND IN WUHAN, FEAR OF A NEW EPIDEMIC IS SPREADING

  • Of the 71 viruses detected at the live animal bazaar on Friday 12 November in Wuhan, 18 are in the ‘high risk’ category, with scientists particularly concerned about the germs found in the musk cat. The British media announced the viruses with the headline ‘Unknown Disease-China could trigger a new epidemic’.
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  • 12 December 2019, the reason for the unprecedented ban decisions of China, where the coronavirus has spread around the world, has been revealed, eerie news is coming from the live animal market, which has not fallen off the agenda since December 2019.
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  • COVID-19, which was first detected in November 2019 according to official records in the Chinese city of Wuhan, but was announced to the world a month later, has so far infected more than 250 million people on earth.
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  • The epidemic, which has killed more than 5 million people, has been relatively contained with coronavirus vaccines, but new viruses found in China can be the trigger of different nightmares.
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  • Scientists have identified 18 different viruses with a ‘high risk’ at live animal sundays in Wuhan, described as the place where COVID-19 was first seen, fear of a new outbreak has swept the world.
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  • British researcher said that when he visited the Huanan seafood sunday in Wuhan city five years ago, Chinese experts drew attention to the risk of a virus transmitted from animals to humans.
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  • Now, experts warn that live animals sold and consumed in sundays in China could be the trigger of a new outbreak, the Strait Times reported.
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  • Friday on November 12, according to a new study, 71 new viruses carried by mammals have been detected in markets in China. 18 Of these viruses can be dangerous in both humans and animals.

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WATCH OUT FOR THE MUSK CAT

  • While the British media is announcing new viruses with the headline ‘Unknown Disease-China could trigger a new epidemic’, researchers are particularly concerned about the microbes found in the musk cat.
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  • Of the names who authored the study, biologist from the University of Sydney notes that the study sheds light on why the live animal trade and sundays can be the center of an epidemic:
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  • “The research also showed that people constantly carry viruses to other animals. It is clear that there is a two-way virus traffic. The most worrying issue are about is the transfer of viruses between opposite species.
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  • In particular, one of the most serious threats is that the virus begins to infect a musk cat from a bat. Even more so, musk can easily jump from cat to humans and start a big new epidemic.
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  • With the sale of live animals on the sunday, microbes are transported to a large area. A virus in the right animal at the right time can easily trigger a global outbreak.”
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  • Scientists estimate that a new epidemic that will devastate the world could lead to the death of up to 75 million people, reminding that the source of Covid-19 is still undetected.
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  • Two possibilities stand out regarding the source of the coronavirus that brought the world to its knees: the virus either infected people at the Huanan Seafood Market or leaked out of the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

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UNPRECEDENTED PROHIBITIONS

  • China has been on the world’s agenda with its extraordinary measures taken against the coronavirus epidemic in recent days. At the end of October, thousands of visitors to Shanghai Disneyland queued for roller coasters and watched the fireworks over the fairy-tale castle, while the staff quietly closed the amusement park and people in protective suits flocked through the gates.
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  • About 34 thousand people at Disneyland were tested near midnight, long after the end of the festivities in the park. 220 people who were dropped off at home by a private bus have all been declared negative, but they still need to be isolated at home for two days and retested for coronavirus in two weeks.
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  • Walt Disney Co.the closure of one of the most lucrative parks in China came after a positive case of a woman traveling from nearby Hangzhou to Shanghai over the weekend. Although the authorities have not yet confirmed whether the woman visited Disneyland or not, this did not prevent China from aggressively taking drastic measures. Instead of gradually relaxing the measures, the Beijing administration has doubled down. While sudden quarantine orders and temporary domestic travel restrictions are increasingly being implemented, some authorities are going further in their efforts to keep covid out.

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THEY TURNED ALL THE TRAFFIC LIGHTS RED

  • A small county in East China’s Jiangxi province has turned all its traffic lights red after a single case was detected. Local authorities announced that this decision is aimed at reducing mobility. The opposition, on the other hand, reacted to the decision, criticizing the situation on Chinese social media, where it was generally censored. According to local media reports, this decision was later overturned and the lights were turned back on.
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  • In Beijing, the increased restrictions have other ridiculous consequences. Some residents who left the capital reported that they could not return to the city, some parts of which are currently classified as high-risk due to a small outbreak, as it was noted that they had recently been there. Many people stranded at airports and train stations around China have also taken to social media to ask for help and criticize the rules.

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A BABY WAS TESTED 74 TIMES

  • Perhaps the bizarre consequences brought about by China’s commitment to a Zero-Covid policy were most clearly seen in the small southeastern city of Ruili, on the far border with Myanmar. People there have been quarantined four times in the last seven months alone, and 268 thousand residents have been banned from leaving the district.
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  • Local media wrote that a baby has been tested for COVID-19 74 times since September last year. Since the Winter Olympics will be held near Beijing in less than 100 days, it seems unlikely that China will change tactics anytime soon.

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NO MATTER WHAT THE COST

  • This reaction to people living in areas where Covid is already endemic may seem extreme, but it is emblematic of China’s increasingly hardline approach to keeping the pathogen out at all costs.
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  • Since bringing the first outbreak in Wuhan under control last April, China has tried not only to suppress the virus, but also to eliminate it. To do this, it has implemented a number of measures, from pursuing cases to border restrictions, mandatory quarantines to local quarantines and mass testing, before the epidemic has spread well.
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  • Until the Delta variant appeared, China’s practices were a strategy that was successfully used in other parts of the Asia-Pacific region, from Singapore and Taiwan to Australia and New Zealand.
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  • The city’s former deputy mayor issued a plea for more support from Beijing last week, saying it could not control the virus alone and that constant restrictions were killing small businesses. This approach also includes President Xi Jinping, who has not left the country since the pandemic began and chose not to attend the G-20 meeting held in Rome last weekend.
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  • Former chief epidemiology scientist at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, told local media in August that the reason the country took these extreme measures was because Chinese vaccines were not strong and there was a need for ‘updated’ Covid vaccines. So far, the country has given more than 75 percent of its 1.4 billion people the self-produced vaccine.

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PATIENT ZERO: THEY DELETED THE DATA

  • The head of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) mission to study the origins of Covid-19, Prof. Dr. explained that the zero point of the pandemic could be an employee at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

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QUITE A STRONG HYPOTHESIS

  • According to NTV, who led the research team in Wuhan, China, in January, said, “The hypothesis that a researcher infected by taking samples in the field may be the zero patient is quite strong.This may be where the corona virus bounces directly from a bat to a human. This situation makes more sense than the idea of a random peasant being the first to get sick,” he said.

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WHO HAD REJECTED IT IN MARCH

  • March last year, however, the WHO, in collaboration with Chinese scientists, published their report saying that the corona virus probably originated in bats and spread to an intermediate animal before spreading to humans. He also denied allegations that the virus had leaked from a laboratory in China.
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  • On the other hand, Embark announced that there was no direct evidence that it was related to the bat research conducted at Wuhan laboratories while they were in China in January. However, Embarek also added that it was difficult for the WHO expert team to discuss laboratory theory with the Chinese, adding: “Up to 48 hours before completing the task, we still had no agreement on whether to talk about the laboratory part of the report or not.”
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  • “The origin and early spread of the corona virus still remains a mystery,” said, who quoted that there were cases reported before the outbreak at the Huanan Seafood Market. There is no reasonable reason for deletion. Therefore, it seems likely that the sequences were deleted to hide their existence. It would obviously be more informative scientifically to sort the samples exactly, rather than delete them secretly,” he said.

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WHO HAD GONE TO WUHAN

  • China, which had previously refused requests to launch an investigation into the origin of the virus, had allowed the WHO delegation to conduct investigations in Wuhan as international pressure increased. WHO had sent a delegation of international scientists to Wuhan, China, where the first cases appeared.
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  • During the review process, some members of the delegation explained that the Chinese authorities had provided them with self-prepared summaries and data analyses on the first cases at the beginning of the epidemic, but refused to share the raw information.
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  • The delegation had conducted examinations at the Vuhan Seafood Food Market, where the first cases were seen, as well as at the Vuhan Virology Institute, which was the subject of allegations that the virus had come out as a result of an accident, during the field studies that began on January 29.
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  • After the Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) epidemic in 2002-2003, the institute was established to create an archive with genetic information about bat coronaviruses, and Kovid-19 was the subject of allegations that it was artificially produced in the laboratory here and accidentally went out. The Chinese authorities have denied these allegations and have raised unproven, counter-claims that COVID-19 originated in another country and came to the country with imported frozen seafood.

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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.

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 .

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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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