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    Direction: In the following passage, there are blanks each of which has been numbered. These numbers correspond to the question numbers; against each question, five words have been suggested, one of which fills the blanks appropriately.

    A little-known virus spread by mosquitoes is (101) one of the most alarming health crises to hit Brazil in decades. Thousands of cases of brain damage, in which babies are born with (102) small heads, have been reported. Many pregnant women across Brazil are in a (103). The government, under criticism for not acting sooner, is urging them to take every precaution to (104) mosquito bites, with one official suggesting women living in mosquito-prone areas to postpone having children.

    The mosquito-borne virus – Zika- has caused a huge surge in babies with microcephaly, a rare, (105) condition in which their heads are abnormally small. Brazilian officials have registered at least 2,782 cases this year, compared with just 147 in 2014. Those who survive may face impaired intellectual (106) for the rest of their lives.
    However, researchers are still to prove the dangerous link (107) the virus and brain damage. “Why this may have happened in Brazil and not elsewhere is at this stage difficult to answer,” said Alain Kohl, a virologist, adding that the link between Zika and microcephaly could be related to particular (108) of the virus. The Zika virus has already reached several countries in Latin America, including Mexico, and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (109) that it could spread in parts of the US as well. “I had never heard of Zika or microcephaly,” said Gleyse da Silva, 27, a toll road attendant, describing how an ultrasound exam had (110) microcephaly in the seventh month of her pregnancy. She had sought medical attention after experiencing Zika’s symptoms: fever, joint pain and a red rash.


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