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Currently, the slightest signs of cough and weakness immediately come to mind COVID-19. Recent cough, mild fever, sneezing, nose and nasal discharge due to an increase in Turkey Doctor applications have been seen infectious diseases specialist Assoc. Dr. “The symptoms of the COVID-19 Delta variant and other variants are similar to both flu and flu. If you do not have COVID-19 contact and are vaccinated with 2 doses, you are more likely to have contracted other viruses. But the only distinguishing way here is to have a PCR test in Turkey. Care should be taken not to infect others, even if the Test is negative,” he said.

Most of the people in Turkey who have recently been admitted to the state and private hospitals due to mild fever, cough, sneezing, nasal and nasal discharge -have been vaccinated at least one dose, said an infectious diseases specialist Assoc. Dr. “These symptoms are mostly seen in viruses such as Rhinovirus, which causes colds. When these symptoms appear, it is important to contact a medical institution and get tested to clarify whether you have a cold, flu or COVID-19.

If complaints pass 3-4 days, they should be referred to the doctor again, ” Assoc. Doctor said.


Flu and flu in Turkey are mainly seen in autumn and winter. Dr. “The main reason why colds are more common this summer, especially for those who have been vaccinated, is that they relax the mask rule. Since the covid-19 outbreak, the number of flu cases in winter in Turkey has dropped markedly, the most important reason for this was not to be indoors due to the mask, distance, and compliance with the hygiene rule and restrictions. But with the Turkish summer here, the use of air conditioning, socialization and relaxation of the rules caused such viruses to enter our lives again in Turkey, around and the world,” he said.


Both COVID-19 and flu viruses cause mild diseases, as well as can lead to serious health problems, an infectious diseases specialist Assoc reminded. Dr. “If COVID-19 tests are negative, people with symptoms of respiratory infection should take plenty of fluids, take medications that reduce symptoms, rest and eat healthy. It’s important that they take care not to infect others.

Those citizens in Turkey who do not have covid-19 vaccines should have their vaccines or complete them without wasting time, and foreigners in our country may obtain E-ikamet the Touristic Residence Permit ID Card and get online E-randevu for vaccination free and no charge.” was warned.

Turkey Medicals member and hospital Assoc. Dr. made 7 Important Reminders to protect and prevent in Turkey homes and outside of the spread of both cold and flu viruses and COVID-19.

1 – When you leave the house in Turkey, wear your mask to cover your nose and chin.

2 – Wash hands frequently.

3 – Maintain social distance in any environment, let there be at least 3-4 deceptions between you and people. Do not touch your mouth, face, eyes and nose with your hands.

4 – Do not be in crowded and closed environments as much as possible, stay away from sick people, do not contact them.

5 – Regularly disinfect the surfaces you come into contact with.

6 – Don’t sneeze or cough. Sneeze or cough on the inside of your arm or on a napkin.

7 – Sit, rest and relax at Turkish home in Antalya or Istanbul etc.when you’re sick is best.


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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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