This is an excerpt from a PDF generated with PDFLaTeX (3.1415926-2.4-1.40.13 from TeX Live 2012):
when the disease is still spreading undetected and mitigation measures are not being made.
When I search for "mitigation" in my PDF viewer, it finds the word. When I search for "measures", it finds the word. When I search for "mitigation measures" it doesn't find anything.
Maybe this is a thing with my PDF viewer, but I'd think there would be a way to generate output searchable by even a line-limited viewer.
Is there a way to tell PDFLaTeX to improve the searchability of the PDF's text?