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Hospitais na Índia são 'invadidos' por pacientes com dengue

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Thousands of patients arrive every morning at Delhi's hospitals suffering the high fever and terrible joint pain that have earned dengue its alternative name – break bone fever. Tempers are running high. 25,000 people in India have been infected so far this year, according to the official figures.

But the real number is reckoned to be hundreds of times higher.

Operation Martillo in action – moving 1,100 kilograms of cocaine and over 2,000 kilograms of marijuana. And then offloaded to a human conveyor belt on Miami Beach. The haul makes it a record year for the US coastguard.

This is Vincent – the world's first baby born from a transplanted womb. It happened in Sweden a year ago. His mother, who preferred not to be identified, said she wanted her success to inspire other women. Now a team at London's Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital hopes to repeat that success here.

Around one in 5,000 women is born without a uterus and already more than a 100 potential transplant recipients have been identified by the UK team.

Transcrição em português

Milhares de pacientes chegam todas as manhãs a hospitais de Nova Déli com febre alta e dores nas juntas - que renderam à dengue seu nome alternativo, de febre quebra-ossos. Os ânimos estão exaltados. 25 mil pessoas na Índia foram infectadas só neste ano, segundo dados oficiais. Mas acredita-se que o número real possa ser centenas de vezes mais alto.

Operação Martillo em ação - movendo 1,1 tonelada de cocaína e mais de 2 toneladas de maconha. E depois descarregar esse volume para uma esteira humana em Miami Beach. A apreensão tornou este um ano recorde para a polícia costeira americana.

Esse é Vincent - o primeiro bebê do mundo nascido de um útero transplantado. Isso ocorreu na Suécia, no ano passado. A mãe, que preferiu não ser identificada, disse querer que a bem-sucedida empreitada inspirasse outras mulheres. Agora uma equipe de dois hospitais londrinos espera conseguir repetir o sucesso na Grã-Bretanha. Cerca de uma em 5 mil mulheres nasce sem útero e mais de 100 possíveis receptoras de transplante já foram identificadas pela equipe.

Words, phrases and definitions

running high (here) getting extreme

human conveyor belt line of people passing objects from one place to another

haul large amount of illegal items such as drugs or weapons

to inspire to make people feel they can do the same thing

Exercise

Use one of the words or phrases from Lingohack to complete each of these sentences. Note that you may have to change the form of a word or phrase to complete the sentence correctly.

running high / human conveyor belt / haul / to inspire

1. When the cargo ship hit the rocks, people formed a _______ to take all the boxes of whisky ashore.

2. Police found the ________ hidden under the engine of the car.

3. Tensions on the ship were _______ after the captain announced there was no more food left.

4. The boxer hoped _______ young people to take up the sport, just as he had done several years earlier.

Answers

1. When the cargo ship hit the rocks, people formed a human conveyor belt to take all the boxes of whisky ashore.

2. Police found the haul hidden under the engine of the car.

3. Tensions on the ship were running high after the captain announced there was no more food left.

4. The boxer hoped to inspire young people to take up the sport, just as he had done several years earlier.