Dengue Fever – level 1
Things are not good for many people in Bangladesh. First there is very heavy rain. There are floods. Sixty-one people die. Over 800,000 people must leave their homes.
Water is everywhere. This is good for mosquitoes. There are so many of them. This is bad because mosquitoes transmit diseases. One of the diseases is the dengue fever.
Many people catch this fever. More than 1,000 people catch it in just 24 hours. It hits Bangladesh’s capital very hard. Hospitals do not have enough room for everybody.
Difficult words: floods (big water, when rivers get really big and water breaks things), transmit (carry and give), disease (something bad which happens to your body because of viruses or bacteria).
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