The Hindu Editorial (A weak chase) – Sep 06, 2019

The Hindu Editorial (A weak chase) – Sep 06, 2019

On September 3, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and Thailand became the first four countries in the World Health Organization’s southeast Asia region to have successfully controlled hepatitis B. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (A weak chase)- Sep 06, 2019.

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (A weak chase) – Sep 06, 2019:

  1. call for (phrasal verb) – require, need, necessitate/demand.
  2. vaccination (noun) – treatment with a vaccine to protect against a particular disease; immunization.
  3. prevalence (noun) – commonness, widespread presence, ubiquitousness.
  4. vaccine (noun) – a biological preparation that improves immunity to a particular disease.
  5. immunisation (noun) – the process whereby a person is made immune or resistant to an infectious disease, typically by the administration of a vaccine. Vaccines stimulate the body’s own immune system to protect the person against subsequent infection or disease.
  6. scale-up (noun) – increase, expansion.
  7. chronically (adverb) – continuously, constantly, unabatingly.
  8. chronic (adjective) – persistent, long-term, continuing (or happening again and again for a long time).
  9. premature (noun) – untimely, early, too soon/too early.
  10. liver cirrhosis (noun) – a liver condition that causes irreversible scarring on the liver.
  11. pentavalent vaccine (adjective) – 5-in-1 vaccine; it protects against five major infections: diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), hepatitis B and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib).
  12. pilot (adjective) – test, trial, experimental (a scheme).
  13. roll-out (noun) – official launch / introduction.
  14. sub-optimal (adjective) – below the highest standard/level/quality.
  15. vertical transmission (noun) – vertical transmission (of viruses) occurs from mothers to their children/offspring during pregnancy, birth, or breastfeeding. In horizontal transmission, viruses are transmitted among individuals of the same generation
  16. puzzling (adjective) – confusing, baffling, bewildering.
  17. institutional delivery (noun) – it refers to the facilities like hospitals, trained health care professionals etc. for women for giving birth to child.
  18. incidentally (adverb) – by chance, accidentally, coincidentally.
  19. account for (phrasal verb) – constitute, make up, comprise, form.
  20. merit (noun) – strong point, advantage, value.


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