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Viruses, Disease, and “The Giving Plague”
Name: __________________________________________________ Period: _______
While Reading Questions
Why would the narrator Forry want to tell the authorities that he was a Christian
Scientist?
Brin (the author) calls AIDS’ transmission subtle.
How is it transmitted that makes it so ingenious?
How is ALAS transmitted that makes it even more ingenious?
Make a T-chart listing how E. coli is good, and how it is bad.
Indicate how each of the following viruses are transmitted:
Influenza:
______________________________________________
Salmonella: ______________________________________________
Smallpox:
______________________________________________
Typhus:
______________________________________________
Dengue Fever:
______________________________________________
List the symptoms of ALAS.
______________________________________________
______________________________________________
______________________________________________
______________________________________________
______________________________________________
How did CAPUC transmit? TARP?
Why would Les want to turn ALAS into a pandemic?
Using the story, complete the phrase beneath the model:
Model:
Yours:
“A chicken is just an egg’s way of making more eggs.”
“A ______________is just _________________’s way of making
more ____________________________.”
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