来源:普特英语听力 2019-04-19
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The Brazilian government says there has been a 50% increase in the number of cases of dengue fever this year. Health officials say the rise is due to the country's prolonged drought in the heavily populated southern states. They say people were storing water inadequately in open containers allowing mosquitoes to breed.

The governor of the Mexican state of Veracruz has said that high levels of violence have nothing to do with the cancellation of a popular international literary festival in the capital Xalapa. On Friday organisers of the UK Hay festival, who promote literary meets in cities around the world, decided to pull out this year's gathering in Xalapa and host an online conference instead.

container n. 集装箱;容器

conference n. 会议;讨论;协商;联盟;(正式)讨论会;[工会、工党用语](每年的)大会

cancellation n. 取消;删除



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