What Is Anthrax(炭疽)?
There'S been a lot of talk about anthrax on the news lately.Some people are worried that anthrax may be connected to terrorist attacks or that terrorists may spread the germ that _____(51)the disease.Federal officials and police are investigating this and taking ______(52)to protect us.
In the meantime，it'S important not to panic over anthrax.The chances that you and your Family________(53)at risk are very tiny.One of the ways you can feel better is to leam about anthrax.When you know what it is and_____(54)you can get it，it doesn't seem quite as scary.
Here are the facts on anthrax：
Anthrax is a bacterial infection caused by a germ Although it'S most common in farm _____(56)，like sheep，COWS，pigs，horses，and goats，there'S a very small chance that people can get it，too，
Anthrax spores(孢子)(a version of the germ in a protective shell that can live in the soil for years)cause the disease.People may get anthrax if they are exposed to anthrax_____(57)But here'S the important part：just being exposed to these spores doesn't mean that a person will get_____(58).
For a person to get sick，he would have to breathe in thousands of these spores a11 the way Into his_____(59).Or he'd have to eat meat contaminated with anthrax or handle _____(60)that has anthrax spores This may sound scary,but even when a person comes _____(61)contact with the spores，it'S unlikely that he'11 get sick._______(62)the bacteria do not get into the skin，digestive tract，or lung，the disease won't develop.
Anthrax is not spread from person to person the way the flu can spread from family member to______(63)member or classmate to classmate Anthrax can almost always be successfully treated with antibiotics(抗生素).Anthrax is very rare.Until recently，anthrax wasn't even talked about because it was so rare-and it still_______(64)!Even with all of the anthrax cases you are hearing about right now，a person's chances of getting anthrax are about the_____(65)as they were before you heard about anthrax on the news——very, very low.
51 A ralses B causes C takes D moves
52 A measures B wavs C acts D deeds
53 A are B look C pose D turn
54 Amat B what C how D whom
55 A namely B frankly C properly D exactly
56 A places B animals C households D insects
57 A germs B infections C risks D spores
58 A sick B frightened C wrong D worse
59 A stomach B lung C mouth D skin
60 A something B anything C what D which
61 Ainto B through C by D onto
62 A Unless B If C Although D Before
63 Afarnily B other C another D community
64 A so B is C exists D does
65 A case B same C rate D score