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Daily English 721 - A Widespread Epidemic

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Alan: Did you see today’s news? There’s been an outbreak of Podcaster’s Disease in the city.

Katja: Oh, my God, not Podcaster’s Disease! I would not want to come down with that.

Alan: The first outbreak was at the local high school, and the health authorities thought it was localized. But a second, more widespread, outbreak has been reported at the city’s government offices.

Katja: That’s terrible! I thought Podcaster’s Disease was very rare.

Alan: It is, and that’s why the authorities are so alarmed. It’s highly communicable, so they’re hoping it won’t turn into an epidemic, or worse, a pandemic.

Katja: I’ve heard that this disease is horrible, but I’m not sure what the symptoms are. Do you know?

Alan: From what I’ve read, sufferers of Podcaster’s Disease can’t stop talking and they speak in an announcer’s voice all the time.

Katja: Oh, my God, what a terrible fate!

Category: Health + Medicine