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Ebola vaccine and Native American dance 埃博拉试验性疫苗、印第安青少年表演圈舞

Episode 161229 / 29 Dec 2016

内容

Ebola vaccine on trial is 'highly effective' 埃博拉试验性疫苗测试结果“卓有成效”

Hoop dance inspires Native American youth 印第安青少年表演传统圈舞

文字稿 

A major milestone in the fight against Ebola. Tests of an experimental vaccine in Guinea found the pioneering treatment to be up to 100% effective. Nearly 6,000 people received the vaccine; all were free of the virus 10 days later. Guinea was at the centre of the largest outbreak of Ebola in history. First identified at 2013, it swept through West Africa killing 70% of those infected and presenting the World Health Organisation with one of its biggest challenges. More than 11,000 people died and until now there was no known cure.

这是人类抗争埃博拉病毒的一个重大转折点。在几内亚,试验性疫苗的测试结果发现这种开创性治疗方法的有效率高达100%。近六千名感染者在接种了此疫苗十天后,已不再携带病毒。几内亚处于史上最大规模的埃博拉疫情暴发的中心地区。2013年,人们首次发现了这种病毒,此后,疫情在西非迅速蔓延,有70%的感染者死亡。埃博拉病毒给世界卫生组织带来了有史以来最大的挑战之一。目前,死亡人数已超过11000人,而在此试验性疫苗之前,人们还未找到一种能有效治愈该病的方法。

In the interest of preserving culture and identity among Native Americans, Steve LaRance decided to start teaching a traditional hoop dance to young children. The artist lives in New Mexico. He started the Pueblo of Pojoaque Youth Hoop Dancers in 2013, at a time when he felt the younger generation was becoming too distracted by modern influences and technologies.

为了向印第安群体传达保护本土文化和身份的重要性,斯蒂夫·拉朗斯(Steve LaRance)决定开始教授印第安儿童表演传统的圈舞。他是一位居住在美国新墨西哥州的艺术家,在2013年创立了印第安波瓦基村庄青年圈舞团,那时拉朗斯认为年轻的一代正过多地受到现代社会和科技的干扰。

词汇

pioneering

创新的

distracted

受干扰的

练习

请从以下词汇中选择适当的答案来完成句子。注意:你可能需要改变单词的时态来完成句子。

pioneering / distracted

1. The first heart transplant was performed in 1967. The ______ surgery was carried out in a South African hospital.

2. Marina's mother was annoyed with her. All that computer gaming was a ______ at a time when the girl should study for her exams. 

答案

1. The first heart transplant was performed in 1967. The pioneering surgery was carried out in a South African hospital.

2. Marina's mother was annoyed with her. All that computer gaming was a distraction at a time when the girl should study for her exams.

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