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Medical News for English Learners – Program 11

Kids, Germs and Day Care; A Meningitis Vaccine for Africa

In this video, we learn about the effects of germs and how vaccines can provide protection against diseases. What are your thoughts about the new vaccine that can protect against meningitis? Share you insights with us in the comments section.

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    English Vocabulary:

    GERM
    a small simple structure (as a fertilized egg) from which new tissue can develop into a complete organism
    a minute life form (especially a disease-causing bacterium); the term is not in technical use
    anything that provides inspiration for later work

    VACCINE
    immunogen consisting of a suspension of weakened or dead pathogenic cells injected in order to stimulate the production of antibodies

    DISEASE
    an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning

    MENINGITIS
    infectious disease characterized by inflammation of the meninges (the tissues that surround the brain or spinal cord) usually caused by a bacterial infection; symptoms include headache and stiff neck and fever and nausea

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