【150529】第18期: First suspected case of MERS in S China

绝望罗勒 (布丁小葵) 资深达人
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发表于:2015-05-29 11:29 [只看楼主] [划词开启]

 

因为想考翻译证,最近很喜欢看China Daily,也很喜欢把China Daily中颇有意思的新闻抄录下来练笔。

之前用茄子说的方法,把新闻中不懂的单词抄下来,以首字母排好,然后按字母顺序一个一个地背。这样在背完A字母的单词后,看新闻就不会再出现一个以A开头而我又不懂的单词了。这个方法听起来好像很玄乎,但真照着做了大半年,发现现在看新闻真的几乎没有一个不懂的以A开头的单词了。好神奇……

当然,我不是说茄子说这个方法真有多好,只是觉得把背单词和看新闻结合在一起,还挺有意思的,而且从某个奇怪的方面而言,可是相当有成就感的哦!因为新闻的用语比较固定,同一类话题中,单词出现的重复率可是相当高的哦!

熊孩子,趁着立夏的热量,开始学习吧!


Please write down your wild guess on words below, and check it out after you finish reading news.

respiratory

syndrome

contagion

anomaly

corona


  

First suspected case of MERS reported in S China

South China's Guangdong province reported its first suspected case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), the National Health and Family Planning Commission announced on Thursday.

A South Korean believed to be infected with the deadly virus came to China for a business trip on Tuesday. The 44-year-old man expressed discomfort as early as May 21 and 38.7 degree Celsius fever on Monday.

He arrived in Hong Kong on Tuesday and went on to Huizhou city in Guangdong Province via Shenzhen.

Health authorities put the man under observation in isolation and notified the World Health Organization on Wednesday. To prevent contagion, the man's wife and the medical workers who contacted him were placed in self-isolation.

The health authorities are investigating into about 180 co-workers who closely or directly contacted the suspect.

The list of 28 passengers on board the same flight bound for China and seated near him was forwarded to the Chinese authorities. Aboard the flight were 80 South Koreans, 78 foreigners and eight flight attendants.

Of the known close contacts with the man in Guangdong, no anomalies have been found so far.

The 44-year-old has family members who were confirmed to have contracted the virus, according to China News Service.

Beijing Center for Diseases Prevention and Control said in a notice on Thursday that Beijing has made tight plans to prevent widespread of MERS virus.

As an international metropolitan for frequent trade and culture exchanges with overseas cities, the Chinese capital has the potential risk of importing MERS case, said the Beijing disease prevention authorities.

MERS is a respiratory illness caused by a new type of corona virus. The first case was identified in Saudi Arabia in 2012. There is no vaccine or treatment for the disease, with its fatality rate reaching 40.7 percent.


MERS-infected S Koreans rise to 7

The number of South Koreans infected with MERS rose to seven just eight days after the patient zero was confirmed positive on May 20, the country's disease control center said Thursday.

The first patient was an unidentified 68-year-old male who traveled to the Middle Eastern region before returning to South Korea on May 4. His wife became the second patient who contracted the MERS corona-virus.

The third infectee was a 76-year-old man who shared a hospital room with the first patient, and his daughter who attended to the third patient became the fourth.

The 76-year-old man's son, who came to China for a business trip, is believed to be infected with the deadly virus. His son is now under observation in isolation in South China's Guangdong province.

Yang Byeong-kook, chief of the disease control center, told a press briefing that the South Korean man, who went to China, failed to notify the health authorities of his visit to his father during the initial epidemiological survey.

The doctor, who examined the patient zero earlier this month, became the fifth case infected with the deadly viral disease.

The MERS is a respiratory illness caused by a new type of corona-virus. The first case was found in Saudi Arabia in 2012. There is no vaccine or treatment for the disease, with its fatality rate reaching 40.7 percent.




Sentence-Making: Please make sentences with words below.

respiratory

syndrome

contagion

anomaly

corona

 

Terrible news! I hate and am afraid of news like that. I will become too nervous and will try every effort to make sure that there will not be any loophold might cause me be infected by the deadly virtus. It really drives me mad! Frankly speaking, as a adult, I do not fear for death, but indeed, I dread illness. Perhaps, for some people, illness is not a big deal, taking some medicine, and everything will be ok. But that's what causes my terrible dread. You can overcome death, but not illness. No matter how many medicine you take, there still be some new virtus you can neither control or precaution. They just like an army, which is infinite in quantity, numberous in varity, and unperdictability in diversity. How can we defeat them?!


 

答题区

1、What is the meaning of "syndrome"?
2、What is the meaning of "anomaly"?
3、What is the meaning of "contagion"?
4、What is the meaning of "respiratory"?
5、What is the meaning of "corona"?
6、According to the news, how many people were infected by MERS in China right now?

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