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By Saish Bhise

Beware! Paedophiles are on the prowl. Since the onset of the pandemic, India has seen an uptick in child pornography cases. A report titled 'Child Sexual Abuse Material in India', which maps the search trends of more than 100 cities, specifically highlighted that the traffic on various pornography sites had increased significantly when compared with the pre-lockdown era. In a global compilation of reports of Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) found online, India tops the list with around 11.7 per cent of the total reports, followed by Pakistan which contributes 6.8 per cent of all reports.

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Most of these infections are self-limiting and require only symptomatic medication along with adequate hydration.

Even as the whole world is reeling under the burden of the Covid-19 pandemic, parents should be aware of various seasonal diseases that may occur during the rainy and winter seasons and must protect their children from these infections, doctors said. The most common seasonal diseases are Influenza, Dengue, Malaria, Typhoid, and a few other viral infections that mimic those infections. The reasons for the spread of these diseases include water clogging, contamination of water bodies, improper sanitization, rainwater puddles, and overcrowding.

Flu is spread through droplet transmission, while dengue and malaria are caused by mosquito bites and diarrhoeal disease and water-borne jaundice occur due to consumption of contaminated water. Cold, cough, sneezing, rapid breathing, loose stools, vomiting, headache, body pains, fever, refusal of feeds are some of the common symptoms associated with flu-like illness. Other diseases also share some of the symptoms. Most of these infections are self-limiting and require only symptomatic medication along with adequate hydration.

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