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Vaccines Gapfill Spelling Quiz

level: upper-intermediate

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An extract from the introduction to Wikipedia's page about vaccines:

A vaccine is a biological preparation that provides active acquired 1. a) immunity b) imunity c) immuneity to a particular 2. a) infectous b) infectieous c) infectious disease. A vaccine typically contains an agent that resembles a disease-causing microorganism and is often made from weakened or killed forms of the microbe, its toxins, or one of its surface 3. a) protiens b) proteins c) protines . The agent stimulates the body's immune system to recognize the agent as a threat, destroy it, and to further recognize and destroy any of the microorganisms associated with that agent that it may encounter in the future. Vaccines can be 4. a) prophylactic b) prophelactic c) propholactic (to prevent or ameliorate the effects of a future infection by a natural or "wild" 5. a) pathigen b) pathygen c) pathogen ) or 6. a) therapeutic b) therapeautic c) therapuetic (to fight a disease that has already occurred, such as cancer).

The administration of vaccines is called 7. a) vaccineation b) vaccination c) vaccinesation (This) is the most effective method of preventing infectious diseases, and is largely responsible for the worldwide 8. a) erradication b) eraddication c) eradication of smallpox and the restriction of diseases such as polio, measles, and tetanus from much of the world. The 9. a) effectiveness b) effectivenous c) effectivness of vaccination has been widely studied and verified; for example, vaccines that have proven effective include the influenza vaccine, the HPV vaccine, and the chicken pox vaccine. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that licensed vaccines are currently available for twenty-five different 10. a) preventible b) preventeable c) preventable infections.

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Full text: Wikipedia on Vaccines (May 2021)

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