The Hindu Editorial (The Kerala alert) – Mar 23, 2019

The Hindu Editorial (The Kerala alert) – Mar 23, 2019

The death of a child in Kerala’s Malappuram district has drawn attention to the epidemiology of the little-known West Nile Virus in India. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (The Kerala alert) – Mar 23, 2019.

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (The Kerala alert) – Mar 23, 2019:

  1. draw attention to (phrase) – emphasize, highlight, underscore; focus on.
  2. west nile virus (noun) –  West Nile Virus (WNV) can cause neurological disease and death in people. WNV is transmitted through infected mosquitoes (mosquitoes become infected when they feed on infected birds,). Approximately 80% of people who are infected will not show any symptoms.
  3. surveillance (noun) – observation, scrutiny, inspection.
  4. epidemiology (noun) – the study of the distribution and determinants of health-related states or events (including disease), and the application of this study to the control of diseases and other health problems (Courtesy: WHO).
  5. endemic (adjective) – widespread, prevailing, common/ubiquitous.
  6. microbe (noun) – a very small, simple living thing (only the size of one cell) that requires a microscope to see; microorganism.
  7. serologically (adverb) – in a method of diagnostic examination of blood serum concerning immune system’s response to pathogens (pathogen is something, like bacteria/virus, that causes disease).
  8. go-to (adjective) – mentioning a person who may be depended on in a particular situation.
  9. outbreak (noun) – outburst, epidemic, sudden appearance/occurrence.
  10. nevertheless (adverb) – in spite of that, notwithstanding, however.
  11. encephalitis (noun) – it is a sudden sudden inflammation (swelling) of the brain.
  12. diagnosis (noun) – identification, recognition, discovery.
  13. heightened (adjective) – increased, raised, intensified.
  14. infamous (adjective) – notorious, disreputable, ill-famed (for something bad).
  15. basket (noun) – group.
  16. aetiology (noun) – the study of causation, or origination of a disease.
  17. virulence (noun) – severity, harmful.
  18. zoonotic (adjective) – relating to a disease that can be transmitted from animals to people
  19. hitch (verb) – connect, attach, tie.
  20. vector (noun) –  a biting insect (mosquito) that transmits a disease from one to another.
  21. formidable (adjective) – strong, powerful, mighty.


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