【150605】第23期: Spread of MERS is low

绝望罗勒 (布丁小葵) 资深达人
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发表于:2015-06-05 12:15 [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.

quarantine

tertiary

contagion

mutate


  

Spread of MERS is low, thanks to disease controls

With tight disease control, the risk of MERS-Middle East respiratory syndrome-being spread in China remains low, although the outbreak in South Korea has been rapidly worsening in the past two weeks, according to the Guangdong provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

A South Korean visitor to Guangdong was confirmed to be the first MERS patient in China on May 29.
South Korea is being urged to provide detailed information about its MERS outbreak as soon as possible in order for Chinese disease control authorities to prevent new imported cases, according to Song Tie, deputy director of the Guangdong CDC.

The 78 people who had close contact with the South Korean MERS patient in Guangdong have all been located, according to the provincial health and family planning commission.

Among them, 75 have been quarantined as of Thursday and none of them has shown any signs of sickness. For the three who have left the province, the commission has notified the countries and regions where they are staying.

The South Korean patient in China is still in a serious condition.

"We've adopted the strictest disease control measures to handle the MERS case, quickly locating the patient and those who had close contact and have put them under close watch. Based on the current monitoring results, it is nearly impossible for new MERS cases to appear in China unless there are new imported ones," Song said.

"But we are concerned about the situation in South Korea. People travel frequently between the two countries for business or travel in large numbers. We hope South Korea can make public as soon as possible the detailed information of its MERS spread, such as where the epidemic points are and whether it has spread to communities," he said.

The number of South Koreans diagnosed with MERS rose to 35 on Thursday, including five tertiary contagions, or third-generation cases, according to South Korea's Health Ministry. The first patient tested positive on May 20.

As of Thursday, three people in South Korea had died of the disease. More than 1,100 schools in the country decided to suspend classes on Thursday.

Anxiety about the MERS outbreak has also spread, with the Korea Tourism Organization reporting on Thursday that more than 4,400 tourists from the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan had canceled their trips to South Korea.

"Sustained human-to-human transmission was rare among previous MERS cases in the Middle East. The tertiary contagions in South Korea are a warning that the virus may have mutated and the infectiousness of MERS may have become stronger," said Li Chufang, an associate researcher at the Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Disease.

"However, we don't see a big possibility of large-scale human-to-human transmission," he said.
Zhong Nanshan, a renowned respiratory expert, said a massive outbreak of MERS in China was unlikely given a lack of evidence on sustained human-to-human transmission of the virus.

Local officials and doctors have also expressed confidence in controlling the virus, citing experience gained from outbreaks of bird flu and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

SARS was first reported in 2002 in Guangdong, which borders Hong Kong. It killed around 800 people in the world. In addition, Guangdong is one of the Chinese provinces that has dealt with the bulk of H7N9 bird flu cases since it emerged in 2013.

MERS is a respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus, similar to SARS. The first human case emerged in Saudi Arabia in 2012. There is no vaccine or treatment for the disease, which has a fatality rate of about 40 percent.




Sentence-Making: Please make sentences with words below.

quarantine

tertiary

contagion

mutate

 

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答题区

1、What is the meaning of "quarantine"?
2、What is the meaning of "tertiary"?
3、What is the meaning of "contagion"?
4、What is the meaning of "mutate"?
5、How many S Koreans were diagnosed with MERS by Thursday?

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