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"Ebola" turns out to be yellow fever

Gary Younge in Berlin
Saturday August 7, 1999

The Ebola virus panic gripping Germany finally subsided yesterday when the man suspected of having contracted the disease was diagnosed as having died of yellow fever, five days after returning from west Africa.
Olaf Ullmann, 40, died at 7.24am yesterday - the first person to be killed by yellow fever in Germany for more than 50 years. His health had deteriorated rapidly in the last 24 hours as his liver and kidneys failed and he lost consciousness.
Ebola was ruled out late on Thursday night, but there was a delay in diagnosing yellow fever partly because Ullmann had been vaccinated in 1993.
The doctor who treated him said yellow fever and Ebola had similar symptoms of heavy breathing and high fever, but little else could have been done to save him.
"Even had we known from the beginning he was suffering from yellow fever it would not have changed the treatment," said Norbert Suttorp of Berlin's Charité hospital.
The yellow fever vaccination, considered effective for at least 10 years, fails to provide immunity in 1% of cases. Ullmann was probably bitten by an infected mosquito during his trip to Ivory Coast, where he was filming a documentary on local wildlife.
Experts in tropical medicine wearing plastic suits had been treating him since Tuesday. A 6ft fence was erected around his isolation ward.
An outbreak of yellow fever is considered unlikely: his three traveling companions, including his wife, are in good health.
Swissair, which flew the Ullmanns back from Ivory Coast, has given the passenger list to the German authorities but the risk of contagion is considered negligible.

http://www.newsunlimited.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,71888,00.html.

Vocabulário do texto:

Inglês
Português
turns out to be 
acaba por ser
yellow fever
febre amarela
virus
vírus
panic
pânico
Germany
Alemanha
subsided
baixou, diminuiu  
yesterday
ontem 
suspected
suspeitou
contracted
contraiu
disease
doença
diagnosed
diagnosticado
died
faleceu
days
 dias
returning
retornado
west
oeste
health
saúde
deteriorated
deteriorou
rapidly
rapidamente
liver
fígado
kidneys rins
lost  perdeu
 consciousness consciência 
 ruled out  descartado
late   tarde
Thursday  quinta-feira 
delay  atraso 
because   porque
 doctor  médico
 treated tratado 
similar   parecido, similar
 symptoms  sintomas
heavy   pesado
 breathing  respiração
high  alto 
fever   febre 
 but mas 
else  outro, além disso 
 save salvar 
 suffering sofrendo 
 changed mudou 
 treatment  tratamento  
 effective eficaz 
 at least  pelo menos, no mínimo  
 fails fracassou 
provide  prover, proporcionar 
 immunity imunidade  
 probably provavelmente 
 bitten picado  
 trip  viagem 
Experts  peritos 
wearing  vestindo 
fence   cerca 
erected  erguida 
outbreak  erupção, deflagração 
unlikely  improvável 
companions  acompanhantes  
 wife esposa 
flew (fly)  voou (voar) 
 passenger list  lista de passageiros
authorities  autoridades  
risk  risco   
 contagion contágio 
negligible  insignificante, desprezível 

1. Where was Mr. Ullmann when he died?

a) In West Africa
b) In Berlin
c) On a plane
d) In Ivory Coast
e) On the Swiss border

Resposta correta: b

Resolução: O texto informa o seguinte: “Olaf Ullmann, 40, died at 7.24am yesterday - the first person to be killed by yellow fever in Germany for more than 50 years”

Ullmann é a primeira pessoa há mais de 50 anos a falecer de febre amarela na Alemanha. O texto nos conta que ele recebeu tratamento médico em um hospital em Berlim, mas que veio a falecer. A resposta correta é, portanto, a alternativa b:

2. Which type of text is Ebola turns out to be yellow fever?

a) Informative
b) Emotive
c) Appealing
d) Deive
e) Argumentative

Resposta correta: a

Resolução: O texto é claramente informativo. É constituído por uma notícia sobre suspeitas de ebola que, na realidade, era febre amarela.