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    But it's scared the WHO enough for them to do so

    Hello!



    For the population itself it's not a massive deal. However, we do knowthat there's a suspicion that some cases of microcephaly in babies areinfluenced by this virus. Until we have the confirmation we cannot speculatemuch about that. But it's scared the WHO enough for them to do so.So obviously the media's following suit. People are worried for otherreasons. Dengue killed 2,000 people in Brazil in the last three years. Havingsaid that, it's a disease that you can try to avoid and in the months of winter- from June to August in Brazil - the cases tend to drop dramatically.

    The way I understand that sentence in question is as follows: The suspicion has scared the WHO to such an extent that it (that is WHO) started to speculate itself.

    Am I on the right track?

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    Re: But it's scared the WHO enough for them to do so

    Not a teacher

    The way I read it, the thing that has scared the WHO is the suspicion that microcephaly in babies is influenced by the virus.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 08-Feb-2016 at 16:42. Reason: Added "Not a teacher" and removed formatting.

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    #3

    Re: But it's scared the WHO enough for them to do so

    Jacek1, when you copy and paste something please edit it for normal spacing and formatting before you post it.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    Re: But it's scared the WHO enough for them to do so

    Yes, you are right, JACEK1. It has scared them into speculating about a possible link between the virus and incidences of microcephaly.

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    #5

    Re: But it's scared the WHO enough for them to do so

    Until we have the confirmation we cannot speculate much about that. But it's scared the WHO enough for them to do so.

    Its author may not have intended this, but the sentence does say that the WHO has begun to speculate.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: But it's scared the WHO enough for them to do so

    Masood, if you are going to respond to learner's questions, you must state "not a teacher" in your posts. You can put that in your signature.

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    Re: But it's scared the WHO enough for them to do so

    Masood, that's at least the third time you've been told to state "Not a teacher". If you post again without adding it to either the post or to your signature line, your post will be deleted.

    I have added it to your post in this thread.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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