The Hindu Editorial (Another outbreak) – Oct 18, 2018

The Hindu Editorial (Another outbreak) – Oct 18, 2018

With 80 laboratory-confirmed cases of the Zika virus already in Jaipur, including 22 pregnant women, the latest outbreak is India’s most severe so far. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Another outbreak) – Oct 18, 2018.

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Another outbreak) – Oct 18, 2018:

  1. outbreak (noun) – sudden appearance/occurrence. outburst, epidemic.
  2. so far (phrase) – until now, up to the present, up to this point.
  3. keep under wraps (phrase) – keep secret, keep something concealed/hidden.
  4. transparency (noun) – clarity, straightforwardness, openness.
  5. surveillance (noun) – observation, scrutiny, inspection.
  6. halt (verb) – stop, discontinue, end.
  7. breeding (noun) – reproduction.
  8. Aedes aegypti (noun) – the main vector (a biting insect, mosquito) that transmits the Zika virus & also causes dengue.
  9. challenging (adjective) – demanding, difficult, taxing.
  10. asymptomatic (adjective) – relating to a condition with no symptoms.
  11. foetus (noun) – unborn child; the spelling “fetus” is american.
  12. manifest (verb) – indicate, appear, display.
  13. diagnose (verb) – identify, determine, detect.
  14. Guillain–Barré syndrome (GBS) (noun) – it is a neurological complication (nerve damage that can result in weakened muscles and paralysis) seen in Zika-infected adults;  Guillain–Barré syndrome (GBS) is a rare condition in which a person’s immune system attacks the peripheral nerves.
  15. index case. (noun) – the first (diagnosed) case.
  16. prevalent (adjective) – widespread, usual/common, ubiquitous.
  17. spurt (noun) – a sudden burst, increase of activity.
  18. window (noun) – opportunity, chance, opening.
  19. microcephaly (noun) – a condition in which babies to being born with extremely small heads & and possible brain damage.
  20. imminent (adjective) – close/near, upcoming, impending.
  21. onset (noun) – start, beginning/opening, appearance.
  22. conducive (adjective) – favourable, beneficial, advantageous.
  23. call for (phrasal verb) – require, make necessary, demand.


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