[health-vn] Comment on usage: Vietnam develops highly-effective cholera vaccine
vern.weitzel at gmail.com
Sun May 31 02:03:58 EST 2009
It is not as though there would be a confusion in language. The
two organisms have different names in Vietnamese. Hence, the
failure appears to be in misunderstanding the biology. It would be
good to know what proportion of Vietnamese journalists have a
university background in the sciences.
This would make it hard for them to work knowledgeably on
I may be wrong, but I do not think that there are specific courses/degrees
in science or technical writing in Viet Nam. Is this correct?
There are a good many such certifications overseas.
Then the main remaining issue would be the proper terms and usage in
Can someone elucidate? Vern
Subject: Re: [health-vn] Vietnam develops highly-effective cholera vaccine
Date: Sat, 30 May 2009 16:13:12 +0700
From: Phi Huynhdo <phihuynhdo at gmail.com>
There's again a confusion between bacterium and virus.
The pathogen responsible for cholera is vibrio cholerae, a gram-negative
If things are not written correctly, I wonder who would believe in the
effectiveness of the vaccine.
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