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VOA常速英语新闻:预防宫颈癌疫苗价格下降(双语)

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发展中国家的数百万女孩很快将可获得预防宫颈癌的疫苗,全球疫苗免疫联盟宣称对子宫颈癌疫苗收取历史最低价,是在周四开普敦举行的非洲世界经济论坛上宣布的。尽管价格低了些,某组织认为还是太高。
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Millions of girls in developing countries could soon have access to a vaccine that protects against cervical cancer. The GAVI Alliance has announced a record low price for the HPV vaccine. The announcement was made Thursday at the World Economic Forum for Africa in Cape Town. Despite the lower price, one group believes the cost is still too high.
发展中国家的数百万女孩很快将可获得预防宫颈癌的疫苗,全球疫苗免疫联盟宣称对子宫颈癌疫苗收取历史最低价,是在周四开普敦举行的非洲世界经济论坛上宣布的。尽管价格低了些,某组织认为还是太高。

About 275,000 women die of cervical cancer every year. Most of them are in developing countries. The HPV vaccine protects against the human papillomavirus that causes the majority of cases. The virus is sexually transmitted and can remain in the body for years before cancer develops.
每年约有27.5万名妇女死于宫颈癌,大多数是在发展中国家。乳头瘤病毒是主要死亡原因,而子宫颈癌疫苗就是预防该病的。这种病毒通过性传播,能在得癌症前停留体内数年。

Dr. Seth Berkley, CEO of the GAVI Alliance, a public/private partnership focusing on immunization, said, “Cervical caner is a disease that in most of the wealthy countries is able to be diagnosed using very simple technology and is able to be treated if people have early cancers. We have a triple whammy in these countries where they have a higher incidence of disease. They don’t have the diagnostic test available and they don’t have treatment. So this is a disease that is killing women in the prime of their life.”
公共/私人合作组织全球疫苗免疫联盟的核心工作是免疫,塞斯·伯克利博士是该组织CEO,他说,“在大多数发达国家,用简单的技术就可以检查出宫颈癌,如果病人患有早期癌症,是可以治愈的。有些不幸的国家发病率很高,他们没有诊断手段,也无法进行治疗。因此患病女性年纪轻轻就死亡了。”

词汇解释

1.cervical adj. 颈的;子宫颈的

Cervical cancer is highly curable if it is found early.
如果及早发现,宫颈癌治愈的机会很高。

2.papillomavirus n. [病毒] 乳头瘤病毒

A close relationship between bowenoid papulosis and human papillomavirus has been implicated in researches.
研究发现,人乳头瘤病毒与鲍恩样丘疹病关系密切。

3.immunization n. 免疫

Immunization is one of the most successful and effective health interventions.
免疫是最成功、最有效的卫生干预措施之一。

4.whammy n. 晦气;剧烈的打击

So there might be something of a double whammy happening there if the US had a severe downturn.
因此,如果美国出现严重的经济萧条,这里可能就会受到种双重的剧烈打击。

5.incidence n. 发生率;影响

The incidence of this disease has dropped considerably in the past few years.
近几年这种病的发病率大大降低了。

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