Measles, a childhood disease, has caused sufferings
to mankind for thousands of years. However, the search for an effective measles
vaccine, lasted two hundred years and has finally ended in success. Now, for
the first time, easels is a preventable disease. You may ask, 'How is this
important to children? Every year measles kills twice as many Americans as
polio now does. More children die from measles than from any other common
childhood disease. Also complications of some degree occur in about one child
out of six. Most complications include pneumonia and ear disorders. Another
after effect of measles - brain damage is less common, but it can have such
serious consequences that it deserves special attention.
Brain damage due to easels sounds like something far
away from our experience. In reality, it is no. Like any other injury, damage
to the brain can be very slight or very severe. It is quite possible that we have
never seen or heard a child who has severe brain damage - the child would
either have died or would be in an institution. However, in medical research a relation
has been found between measles and such things as behavior problems,
personality changes and dulling of mental ability. For example, a child may be bad-tempered
or a little slow to learn after he has recovered from measles.
main information of the text is that....
has been a disease for thousands of years
after 200 years of research an effective measles vaccine was found
C. measles is
a serious disease greatly neglected in the past
D. a lot of
research was done on the complications of measles
may have bad effects on children who get the disease
of the following statements is TRUE about measles?
A. The number
of children in the USA killed by measles is smaller than that killed by polio
Medical research revealed that measles may cause brain damage
C. In the USA
children with brain damage have all been measles patients,
findings show that pneumonia and ear disorders may cause measles
who get measles will have pneumonia and ear disorders at the sometime
of the important findings of the research on measles is that....
children who have got measles may become difficult to handle because of
reality, there are no measles patients who get brain damage
personality changes already occur at the time a child has measles
can cause children to become physically handicapped
E. measles is
the first killer of childhood diseases in the world
of the following in NOT an after-effect of measles?
would be in an institution' (paragraph 3).
The underlined word means
a rehabilitation centre