Dr. Lecturer Aylin Türksever Tetiker, '' The mutated virus is spreading rapidly. Strengthen your immune system, take measures at the highest level until you get vaccinated! ''
The coronavirus epidemic continues all over the world. The mutated virus, which first appeared in Europe, was also encountered in our country. It was announced by the Ministry of Health that the cases were followed seriously and cases of mutated viruses were also detected. Istanbul Rumeli University Health Services Vocational School Assistant Professor Aylin Türksever Tetiker “Our most powerful weapon against the mutated virus is our immune system. Then, we can fight this epidemic together by taking the necessary measures at the highest level until the vaccination. ''
'' The number of cases with mutations is gradually increasing. Make sure to strengthen your immune system ''
Saying that the number of cases with mutations is increasing day by day, Tetiker continued his words as follows: “A mutation is a permanent change in the DNA or RNA sequence of an organism or virus. The mutated organism is called a mutant. Despite all the precautions, mutant viruses are increasing day by day all over the world and in our country. In hospitals, all precautions are taken more strictly for patients infected with the mutated virus and isolation rules are applied. Health so far according to data from the Ministry a total of 41 thousand in Turkey 488 B.1.1.7 (England) mutant, 9 in our province a total of 61 B.1.351 (South Africa) mutant, a province 2 B.1.427 (California-New York) mutant and a P.1 (Brazil) mutant was determined. The number of cases with mutations is gradually increasing. Our most powerful weapon against these fast-transmitting variants is our immune system. Then, we can fight this epidemic together by taking the necessary measures at the highest level until the vaccination. ''
'' There is no information that the mutation has a negative effect on the severity of the disease ''
With the announcement of the usual virus, which first started in England, people in our country started to experience anxiety. The effect of the mutation on the severity of the disease was wondered. According to the current data, there is no information that the mutation has a negative effect on the severity of the disease in the world and in our country. have reported. For this, a warning is made to wear double masks by shortening the time in coexisting environments. Mutant virus can transmit disease even with very small amounts of viruses. For this reason, it is necessary to prevent communities from coming together and to increase the distance from 1,5 meters to 1,5 meters. It is also recommended to limit the time spent in the same environment to 2 minutes. By reducing our coexistence time, especially in closed areas, we can prevent airborne particles from reaching us and prevent the transmission of the disease. ''
Despite the spread of the mutated virus, there is a decrease in hospitalizations
Stating that despite the increase in the number of PCR positive cases after the spread of the mutated virus, a decrease in the number of intensive care units and hospitalizations was reported, Tetiker explained the reason as follows: Increasing air temperature is an important factor as we enter the spring season. During this period, we have more opportunity to be in open areas. In addition, while the immune system is weaker in winter, it gets stronger in spring and summer. In this period, the incidence of viral infections is also decreasing. With vaccination, people may experience mild illness or not. This prevents admission to intensive care units. People's learning to take precautions during the pandemic process and applying to the hospital when the first symptoms are seen also facilitate early diagnosis and treatment. ''