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The number of new cases of tuberculosis diagnosed in Country X increased dramatically this year. The country's news media have speculated that the sharp increase in new cases is the result of the tuberculosis outbreak that occurred in neighboring Country Y last year. Health officials in Country X have therefore proposed that all visitors from Country Y must submit to a medical examination before entering Country X.

Which of the following, if true, most strongly suggests that the proposed medical examinations will NOT help curb the spread of tuberculosis in Country X?

Country Z, which also neighbors Country Y, has not experienced an increase in cases of tuberculosis.
Current medical technology is not capable of detecting all carriers of tuberculosis.
Country X does not have the resources to examine all visitors from Country Y.
Tuberculosis is not spread through human contact.
Citizens of Country Y will not travel to Country X if the proposal is implemented.



I chose B if the technology is not capable of detetcing the TB then medical examinatin is not going to help
vvat is vvrong vvith B

If anyone can please explain

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Re: The number of new cases of tuberculosis diagnosed in Country [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2012, 00:33
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The number of new cases of tuberculosis diagnosed in Country X increased dramatically this year. The country's news media have speculated that the sharp increase in new cases is the result of the tuberculosis outbreak that occurred in neighboring Country Y last year. Health officials in Country X have therefore proposed that all visitors from Country Y must submit to a medical examination before entering Country X.

Which of the following, if true, most strongly suggests that the proposed medical examinations will NOT help curb the spread of tuberculosis in Country X?

Country Z, which also neighbors Country Y, has not experienced an increase in cases of tuberculosis.
Current medical technology is not capable of detecting all carriers of tuberculosis.
Country X does not have the resources to examine all visitors from Country Y.
Tuberculosis is not spread through human contact.
Citizens of Country Y will not travel to Country X if the proposal is implemented.



I chose B if the technology is not capable of detetcing the TB then medical examinatin is not going to help
vvat is vvrong vvith B

If anyone can please explain

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According to me Option B & C both are equally good. They both are suggesting that medical examination is not going to work.

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Re: The number of new cases of tuberculosis diagnosed in Country [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2012, 18:33
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The number of new cases of tuberculosis diagnosed in Country X increased dramatically this year. The country's news media have speculated that the sharp increase in new cases is the result of the tuberculosis outbreak that occurred in neighboring Country Y last year. Health officials in Country X have therefore proposed that all visitors from Country Y must submit to a medical examination before entering Country X.

Which of the following, if true, most strongly suggests that the proposed medical examinations will NOT help curb the spread of tuberculosis in Country X?

Country Z, which also neighbors Country Y, has not experienced an increase in cases of tuberculosis.
Current medical technology is not capable of detecting all carriers of tuberculosis.
Country X does not have the resources to examine all visitors from Country Y.
Tuberculosis is not spread through human contact.
Citizens of Country Y will not travel to Country X if the proposal is implemented.



I chose B if the technology is not capable of detetcing the TB then medical examinatin is not going to help
vvat is vvrong vvith B

If anyone can please explain

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According to me Option B & C both are equally good. They both are suggesting that medical examination is not going to work.

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The question stem highlights the word "NOT." However, there is another very important word in the question stem right next to it: "Help."

(B) and (C) suggest that the plan in the question stem will be of limited use. But the question isn't asking us to weaken the idea that the plan will completely solve the problem. It asks us to disprove the idea that the plan will help at all to solve the problem. In cases (B) or (C), the proposal in the stem is no panacea, but it could still be one part in a comprehensive plan to prevent the spread of Tuberculosis. But choice (D) makes it clear that the plan won't help in the slightest--it won't do a thing! That makes (D) the only correct answer to this question.
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Re: The number of new cases of tuberculosis diagnosed in Country [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2012, 05:34
The conclusion is based on the assumption that human beings are the carrier of the disease , so we have to destroy this assumption if we want to refute it.
(D) has it.
(B) on the other hands has no concrete information / reasoning to weaken the argument.
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Re: The number of new cases of tuberculosis diagnosed in Country [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2013, 20:47
The term human contact is ambiguous. I disagree with the OA. Yes TB doesn't spread via human contact. But what abt the air borne pathogens that are released when the human sneezes.
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Re: The number of new cases of tuberculosis diagnosed in Country [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2014, 05:33
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guitarstrings wrote:
venmic wrote:
The number of new cases of tuberculosis diagnosed in Country X increased dramatically this year. The country's news media have speculated that the sharp increase in new cases is the result of the tuberculosis outbreak that occurred in neighboring Country Y last year. Health officials in Country X have therefore proposed that all visitors from Country Y must submit to a medical examination before entering Country X.

Which of the following, if true, most strongly suggests that the proposed medical examinations will NOT help curb the spread of tuberculosis in Country X?

Country Z, which also neighbors Country Y, has not experienced an increase in cases of tuberculosis.
Current medical technology is not capable of detecting all carriers of tuberculosis.
Country X does not have the resources to examine all visitors from Country Y.
Tuberculosis is not spread through human contact.
Citizens of Country Y will not travel to Country X if the proposal is implemented.



I chose B if the technology is not capable of detetcing the TB then medical examinatin is not going to help
vvat is vvrong vvith B

If anyone can please explain

Thanks


According to me Option B & C both are equally good. They both are suggesting that medical examination is not going to work.

Experts please help.
The question stem highlights the word "NOT." However, there is another very important word in the question stem right next to it: "Help."

(B) and (C) suggest that the plan in the question stem will be of limited use. But the question isn't asking us to weaken the idea that the plan will completely solve the problem. It asks us to disprove the idea that the plan will help at all to solve the problem. In cases (B) or (C), the proposal in the stem is no panacea, but it could still be one part in a comprehensive plan to prevent the spread of Tuberculosis. But choice (D) makes it clear that the plan won't help in the slightest--it won't do a thing! That makes (D) the only correct answer to this question.


Hi Eli,

By option B, we can say that if we do not have sufficient technology then the step taken by country X would not make sense and it will not help.

You mentioned that - It asks us to disprove the idea that the plan will help at all to solve the problem.
In real GMAT exam how we can come to know that it is not asking to weaken the idea but need to solve in other way? What can be the indicators in the question?

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Re: The number of new cases of tuberculosis diagnosed in Country [#permalink] New post 08 Mar 2014, 22:13
Wow,what an eye for detail this question requires!
Premise:Country Y had TB outbreak last year.This year country X has increased no. of cases of TB.The reason for X's outbreak is Y's outbreak.
Conclusion:All people coming from Y to X should be given a medical examination before entering X.

I went with D just because it is outright rejecting that the idea of medical exam will work AT ALL.B is saying this idea will be limited in its success.
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Re: The number of new cases of tuberculosis diagnosed in Country [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2014, 05:46
venmic wrote:
The number of new cases of tuberculosis diagnosed in Country X increased dramatically this year. The country's news media have speculated that the sharp increase in new cases is the result of the tuberculosis outbreak that occurred in neighboring Country Y last year. Health officials in Country X have therefore proposed that all visitors from Country Y must submit to a medical examination before entering Country X.

Which of the following, if true, most strongly suggests that the proposed medical examinations will NOT help curb the spread of tuberculosis in Country X?

Country Z, which also neighbors Country Y, has not experienced an increase in cases of tuberculosis.
Current medical technology is not capable of detecting all carriers of tuberculosis.
Country X does not have the resources to examine all visitors from Country Y.
Tuberculosis is not spread through human contact.
Citizens of Country Y will not travel to Country X if the proposal is implemented.



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My answer is also B. My analysis is as follows.
Country Z, which also neighbors Country Y, has not experienced an increase in cases of tuberculosis.this may be due to many different reasons and out of scope
Current medical technology is not capable of detecting all carriers of tuberculosis. If current technology is not capable of detecting all carriers of tuberculosis what ever tests country does it would enter and spread ------correct
Country X does not have the resources to examine all visitors from Country Y.ok fine they may barrow from others or buy
Tuberculosis is not spread through human contact.ok it may spread through air or through mosquitoes or water once people of country y enter country x
Citizens of Country Y will not travel to Country X if the proposal is implemented this is out of scope
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