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My child is 5 years 8 months old. He has a peculiar problems. When we move with a taxi or private car or bus he vomit. Just after he climb in the vehicle we can imagine he feel uneasy after 5 to 7 minutes later he lay down and we feel some problem in his body specially in stomach. He vomit but after that he just feel tired. But whenever we go by rickshaw this problem is not appear. Sometimes with ac bus this problem not appear, sometimes in ac bus the same problem appear. Sometimes when he feel uncomfortable we change vehicle on the journey he feel comfortable in auto or rickshaw. But sometime on the way to school in the morning he vomit. Sometimes when go to park usually not vomit. But if we eat ice creams or light something he can vomit on the way to returning by rickshaw. His doctor , we talk to him regularly according to him my son has motion sickness and vomiting problem. But I think / in my view he has some chronic acidic stomach or some gastritis or some stomach problem. Please suggest.
Syphilis is a contagious disease that is sexually transmitted through oral or anal sex. The disease can even be passed from one person to another through kissing for a long time or through physical contact. A pregnant woman is at a high risk of passing the disease to her newborn which can cause abnormalities and even death of the baby. It is caused by the bacteria treponema pallidum.
Symptoms of syphilis
- Primary stage: the symptoms of syphilis are visible within three weeks which appears as a single and painless sore on the penis or inside vagina and rectum.
- Secondary stage: in the secondary stage, the symptoms manifest themselves as red or brown spots visible on soles of feet or palms of hand. They can be accompanied by fever, headache, swollen glands, fatigue and hair loss in patches.
- Latent stage: in this stage, a person has no symptoms but the infection is still present in the body.
- Late stage: this stage occurs 10-20 years after a person had first contracted syphilis. In this stage, the organs are severely damaged, including heart, brain and nervous system. It can cause paralysis or even death.
Can this condition be cured?
With a single dose of the antibiotic penicillin, syphilis is easily curable in its early stage. If the condition persists for over a year, additional doses might be required. It should be treated early to prevent further complications. There are other options for patients who are allergic to penicillin. Until the sore or rash heals completely, after the treatment of syphilis, you should abstain from having sex. If syphilis is left untreated, some severe and permanent damage can be triggered by it, including blindness, dementia or even death.
Eating food contaminated with bugs leads to more than half a billion cases of illness a year, the World Health Organization warns.
It says this "global threat" contributed to 351,000 deaths in 2010.
Unsafe foods, for example under cooked meat, can cause 200 problems - from diarrhoea to cancer.
But changes in food production mean there are more opportunities for meals to harbour harmful bugs or chemicals, experts say.
A local food problem can quickly turn into an international emergency
Unsafe foodstuffs can contain many types of harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemicals.
Examples include under cooked meat, fruits and vegetables contaminated with faeces and shellfish containing marine toxins.
But the WHO says investigating these outbreaks has become increasingly challenging as single plates of food often have ingredients from many countries.
In its first WHO report on this issue, its director-general Dr Margaret Chan warns: "A local food problem can quickly turn into an international emergency.
"Food production has been industrialized, and its trade and distribution have been globalized.
"These changes introduce multiple opportunities for food to become contaminated with harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemicals."
The analysis, which pulls together scientific literature from across the globe, shows:
Most deaths are caused by pathogens such as salmonella, E. coli and norovirus
The majority of lives lost are in Africa and South East Asia
40% of the deaths are among the under-5s, the most vulnerable group
Experts say illnesses caused by food also carry major economic risks.
They estimate the E. coli outbreak in Germany in 2011 cost about US$1.3bn (£876m) in losses for farmers and industries.
WHO leaders are calling on governments to urgently strengthen food safety systems.
On April 7, the WHO launches its food safety campaign, From Farm to Plate.
It aims to prompt the public and governments to consider where individual ingredients in meals come from and question whether these are properly and safely handled at every stage.
How to be food-safe:
Wash hands, surfaces and equipment before preparing food
Separate raw and cooked food - use separate utensils for handling raw foods
Safe temperatures - do not keep cooked food at room temperature for more than two hours. Keep food piping hot (above 60 C) before serving
Use safe water to wash raw fruit and vegetables