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Poo pills created to fight diarrhoea 2014.11.03
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EATING human faeces may be the last thing you want to do. But what if it could save your life?

This is one solution doctors are suggesting to treat bacteria called Clostridium difficile (艱難梭菌). If you get the bacteria in your body, it can be very difficult to treat because it is resistant to most antibiotics. People who are infected with it can get very sick with serious diarrhoea. Each year in the United States (美國), 14,000 people die because of it.

Now, researchers have found that pills made of frozen faeces of healthy people can heal infected patients. The mechanism behind this is that healthy bacteria in healthy people can help kill harmful bacteria like Clostridium difficile.


1. faeces (n)
    糞便

2. treat (v)
    治療

3. bacteria (n)
    細菌

4. infect (v)
    感染

5. diarrhoea (n)
    腹瀉

6. researcher (n)
    研究人員

7. healthy (adj)
    健康的

8. mechanism (n)
    機制





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  1. According to the article, eating pills with _____ in them can save lives.
    people
    faeces
    viruses

  2. People infected with Clostridium difficile will _____ a lot.
    sleep
    eat
    go to the toliet

  3. Clostridium difficile...
    is good for us
    is harmful to us
    does not affect us

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