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Zika Virus Causes Alarm
The world gets ready to fight the Zika virus
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bil-lion

a very large number, equal to 10^9


No.十亿

ex-perts

persons with great skill in some area


n.专家

hot-spot

special areas to click on to see more


n.热点

vac-cine

a product that makes the body able to resist getting sick


n.疫苗

vi-rus

a tiny agent too small to see that can cause illness


n.病毒/细菌

wor-ried

troubled or bothered about problems


v.担心

an-oth-er

in addition to


pn.另一个

da-mage

hurt or cause harm


v.损伤

hot-spot

special areas to click on to see more


n.热点

preg-nant

when a female is growing a baby inside her body


adj.怀孕

pro-blem

something that might be harmful, needing to be solved


n.问题

sci-en-tists

experts in science, people who study science


n.科学家

vi-rus

a tiny agent too small to see that can cause illness


n.病毒/细菌

ash

the powdery residue left after the burning of a substance or emitted by a volcano


n.灰

fev-er

when a person's body is hotter than normal


n.发烧

hot-spot

special areas to click on to see more


n.热点

in-fec-ted

disease-causing agents growing in the body


adj.感染

mos-qui-toes

a long-legged fly which sucks blood and can pass diseases


n.蚊子

no-tice

become aware of


v.注意

symp-toms

signs of illness


n.症状

vi-rus

a tiny agent too small to see that can cause illness


n.病毒/细菌

Ant-arc-ti-ca

the land around the south pole


n.南极洲

ban

officially not allow


v.禁止

con-ti-nents

the world's continuous expanses of land


n.大陆

fe-male

girls, women


n.女性

fev-er

when a person's body is hotter than normal


n.发烧

hot-spot

special areas to click on to see more


n.热点

mos-qui-toes

a long-legged fly which sucks blood and can pass diseases


n.蚊子

rough

having an uneven or irregular surface; not smooth or level


adj.粗暴

vi-rus

a tiny agent too small to see that can cause illness


n.病毒/细菌

com-mu-ni-ty

a group of people who share interests


n.社区

hot-spot

special areas to click on to see more


n.热点

in-fec-ted

disease-causing agents growing in the body


adj.感染

vi-rus

a tiny agent too small to see that can cause illness


n.病毒/细菌

a-void

keep away from something


v.避免

dusk

the evening


n.黄昏

hot-spot

special areas to click on to see more


n.热点

mos-qui-toes

a long-legged fly which sucks blood and can pass diseases


n.蚊子

tro-pi-cal

typical of the tropics, the warm areas near the equator


adj.热带

vi-rus

a tiny agent too small to see that can cause illness


n.病毒/细菌