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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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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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07 Apr 2018, 23:58
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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08 Apr 2018, 01:06
sidvarma2004 wrote:
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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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 complete 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: scientists are looking for further evidences to understand the phenomena.

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26 Apr 2018, 22:50
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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 complete 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: scientists are looking for further evidences to understand the phenomena.

Only D shows the urgency mentioned in the argument. Others are general recommendations.

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27 Apr 2018, 21:20
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.

Went with option D but E seems pretty close as well.

A. This raises the possibility that when the virus becomes more active, transmission rates will peak even more. -- There is nothing stated about virus becoming more active
B. The WHO recommended these measures to remain in place until countries show no new transmission of polio for six
months. -- contradicts the last line in the above mentioned paragraph
C. The WHO’s action may also help governments to make polio immunization a priority. -- WHO did not take a action yet
D. If the situation remains unchecked, it could result in the failure to eradicate one of the most serious vaccine preventable
diseases. -- CORRECT
E. The members of the WHO are deeply concerned with findings of the 14-member panel. -- The last sentence gives us a cause for the spread of polio and following it up with an effect ( which is option D) seems to be the best way.

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