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The recent spread of the polio virus is a public health emergency of

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The recent spread of the polio virus is a public health emergency of international concern as per the World Health Organization. Ten
countries currently report evidence that the polio virus, which can cause paralysis, is circulating among people. WHO Director-General
Margaret Chan recently convened a committee to evaluate international efforts that began 25 years ago to eradicate the disease. The 14-member panel found disturbing evidence that interruptions in vaccination programs have allowed the virus to break through in some parts of the world.

Which of the following best completes the passage?
A. This raises the possibility that when the virus becomes more active, transmission rates will peak even more.
B. The WHO recommended these measures to remain in place until countries show no new transmission of polio for six
months.
C. The WHO’s action may also help governments to make polio immunization a priority.
D. If the situation remains unchecked, it could result in the failure to eradicate one of the most serious vaccine preventable
diseases.
E. The members of the WHO are deeply concerned with findings of the 14-member panel


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New post 07 Apr 2018, 01:05
Usually the last line of the passage depends on the line that immediately is preceding to it.

Here "The 14-member panel found disturbing evidence that interruptions in vaccination programs have allowed the virus to break through in some parts of the world." Talks about the disturbing evidence that interruptions in vaccination programmes have allowed...

So logically the consequences of this lapse would follow which are best represented by If the situation remains unchecked, it could result in the failure to eradicate one of the most serious vaccine preventable
diseases.


Hence Option (D) is our answer.

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Re: The recent spread of the polio virus is a public health emergency of [#permalink]

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Gladiator59 wrote:
Usually the last line of the passage depends on the line that immediately is preceding to it.

Here "The 14-member panel found disturbing evidence that interruptions in vaccination programs have allowed the virus to break through in some parts of the world." Talks about the disturbing evidence that interruptions in vaccination programmes have allowed...

So logically the consequences of this lapse would follow which are best represented by If the situation remains unchecked, it could result in the failure to eradicate one of the most serious vaccine preventable
diseases.


Hence Option (D) is our answer.

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Thanks for your explanation. Based on what you said, why is E not the answer? The way I see it, What follows after the last sentence could very well be that the members of the committee were very disappointed in the findings.
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Thanks for your explanation. Based on what you said, why is E not the answer? The way I see it, What follows after the last sentence could very well be that the members of the committee were very disappointed in the findings.


It doesn't say about "members of committee" but rather members of the WHO. I felt that it was a very vague statement given that members of WHO is not directly mentioned anywhere else in the passage and it refers to the member states?

D. Talks about the situation at hand " polio spreading" and hence fits better with the second last sentence & also follows logically.

Hope this helps.

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