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Fighting Influenza – 30 Minute Worksheet

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Teacher Notes

  • Level: B2 C1

  • Sector: medicine, nursing, other

  • Medical Area: symptoms, diseases and conditions, treatment and medication, other

  • Skill focus: listening, vocabulary, pronunciation

Student worksheet

Part 1: Vocabulary

Match the terms with their correct meanings.

1.  strain

a)            habitat in which an infectious agent lives

2.  bivalent

b)            careful watching of something

3.  surveillance

c)            describes a vaccine that stimulates a response to 2 influenza strains

4.  cross-contamination

d)            way in which genes change and produce permanent changes

5.  trivalent

e)            influenza infection that is usually self-limiting and does not cause complications

6.  mutation

f)             class of antiviral that block the enzyme responsible for influenza virus reproduction

7.  neuraminidase inhibitor

g)            particular type of something

8.  uncomplicated flu

h)            describes a vaccine that stimulates a response to 2 influenza A and 2 influenza B strains

9.  reservoir

i)             describes a vaccine that stimulates a response to 2 influenza A and 1 influenza B strains

10.  quadrivalent

j)             process by which a harmful substance spreads from one area to another

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