English Phrases related to Virus infection

In this article, we’re going to teach you some phrases to talk about healthcare and healthcare management in relation to widespread viruses.

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Title: English Phrases related to Virus infection

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Hello everyone. My name is Lacey and I am your English teacher for today. Welcome to the Eigo Love YouTube channel. So, today we are going to learn some phrases to talk about healthcare and healthcare management in relation to widespread viruses. Today’s words, there are some high level vocabulary. But don’t be nervous. We’ve got this. So let’s get started.

Our first phrase is:

Example #1
Bacteria spreads easily, so make sure you wash your hands.

Bacteria is the vocab word for the little cells that get us sick. There is good bacteria, there is bad bacteria. But it is important to wash our hands to kill them. We use bacteria with the verb spreads. They go together hand in hand.

Our next phrase is:

Example #2
There has been an outbreak of infections.

So an outbreak means a sudden increase, or a sudden bunch of infections. And “infections” is people getting sick. So there are suddenly a bunch of people getting sick. These kinds of words come out in the news or things like that. So when you are listening to that kind of information, these vocabulary words will come in handy.

Our third phrase today is:

Example #3
Washing your hands and wearing masks helps prevent contagious diseases.

So the biggest new vocabulary word here is contagious diseases. They go together. So contagious means it spreads. There are diseases you can give to others and there are diseases that you don’t give to others. They develop them themselves. Contagious diseases would be like, the flu or the common cold, things like that. Noncontagious diseases would be like heart disease, diabetes, allergies, you don’t spread those to other people.

Our fourth phrase today is:

Example #4
The virus has a very high death rate/hospitalization rate.

So death rate and hospitalization rate are two words that frequently come out in the news. Death rate is what it sounds like, the number of people that are dying, well the percentage. Hospitalization rate means the number of people that are going to the hospital and staying there because of this disease. So they have to stay the night. They have to enter the hospital and stay because they are so sick. So again, this is a word that comes out in the news a lot. So pay attention next time you are listening.

Our last phrase for today is:

Example #5
Heart disease runs in my family.

So when we’re talking about the noncontagious diseases, they come from our genetics, or our body makeup, or strains that we are putting on our body. So for example, you are more at risk if it is in your family. The way to say this is, it runs in my family. So your mother and your father or your grandmother and grandfather has it. So for example, for me personally, my mother has arthritis in her knees, so bad knees. And my grandmother has arthritis in her knees. So arthritis of the knees runs in my family. And this just means that I have to be careful, because there is a high chance that I am going to get it too.

So those are our words for today. There were some more advanced vocabulary in there. But now that you know them, listen for them. Listen to the news, check out medical dramas. I mean, so this could be useful there too. So use it whenever you can. You guys did a great job today.

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