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Germs

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Germs
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.52

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    pneumonia, childhood, strep, cases, injection, illness, digest, virus, harmful, health, caption, microscope, certain, liquid, multiply, helpful

Other Languages
     Spanish: Gérmenes


Germs
By Cindy Grigg
  

1     Caption: Mumps is one childhood illness that can be prevented by a vaccine.
 
2     Think about a time when you felt sick. Most people get sick from time to time. In many cases, you can help keep yourself well by following good health habits.
 
3     Do you wash your hands before you eat? Do you know why you should? You should wash because your hands are probably covered with germs!
 
4     Centuries ago, people believed that evil spirits caused sickness. Today scientists know that many illnesses are caused by germs called bacteria and viruses.
 
5     Bacteria and viruses are too small for you to see. They are found everywhere. They are in the air and water. They are in food and on other objects. They are on your desk, your pencil, and your books. You have them inside you and on your skin all the time.

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