Topic Reading-Vol.2617-6/11/2019

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Topic Reading-Vol.2617-6/11/2019

英語で世界を知ろう!Topic Reading

2019/06/11 Topic Reading-Vol.2617-6/11/2019

Dear MEL Topic Readers,

The Pakistan city where almost 700 people have been infected with HIV

HIV is a virus spread through certain body fluids that attacks the body’s immune system, specifically the CD4 cells. Over time, HIV can destroy so many of these cells that the body can’t fight off infections and disease. It is estimated that about 37 million people are infected by HIV/AIDS in the world, and nearly one million people died of HIV-related illnesses in 2017. The number of people who are infected by this deadly virus varies considerably between countries and regions. In fact, nearly one of every 25 adults, or four percent, live with HIV in Africa, which accounts for nearly two-thirds of the world’s total.

In Pakistan, many people believe that receiving drugs via injection is more effective than taking pills. There, despite having known what causes the infection and how to prevent it from spreading, some thoughtless medical practitioners or institutes in rural regions seem to have reused needles or syringes on different patients. Can imagine the end results? Children are the ones most infected by the deadly virus. It sounds like gross negligence.

Read the article and learn what could happen if a medical procedure is done improperly.

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/05/29/health/pakistan-hiv-doctor-arrest-intl/index.html

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