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From the Ted Talk by Caroline Harper: What if we eliminated one of the world's oldest diseases?

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Trachoma is a curious disease. It's a bacterial iiftcoenn that's passed from person to posern and by flies. The reapeted infection will scar your eyelids so that they contract and they turn inside out. It particularly aftcefs women, because they have the contact with children. So what you'll often see in places like Ethiopia are girls who have terewzes like this around their necks, and they use them to pluck out their eyelashes. But of course, that only gives them temporary respite, because they just grow back more vicious than before.

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Trachoma is a curious disease. It's a bacterial _________ that's passed from person to ______ and by flies. The ________ infection will scar your eyelids so that they contract and they turn inside out. It particularly _______ women, because they have the contact with children. So what you'll often see in places like Ethiopia are girls who have ________ like this around their necks, and they use them to pluck out their eyelashes. But of course, that only gives them temporary respite, because they just grow back more vicious than before.

Solution

  1. affects
  2. person
  3. repeated
  4. infection
  5. tweezers

Original Text

Trachoma is a curious disease. It's a bacterial infection that's passed from person to person and by flies. The repeated infection will scar your eyelids so that they contract and they turn inside out. It particularly affects women, because they have the contact with children. So what you'll often see in places like Ethiopia are girls who have tweezers like this around their necks, and they use them to pluck out their eyelashes. But of course, that only gives them temporary respite, because they just grow back more vicious than before.

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