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Safe Motherhood and Newborn Health
Child Development and Early Learning
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Coughs, Colds and More Serious Illnesses
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Burns can be prevented by keeping children away from fires, cooking stoves, hot liquids and foods, and exposed electric wires.
Burning and scalding are among the most common causes of serious injury among young children. Burns often cause permanent scarring, and some are fatal. The great majority of these are preventable.
One of the most common types of burns is from direct contact with fires or flames or touching hot surfaces. To prevent this kind of burn:
Another major cause of burns is scalding from hot liquids or foods. To prevent scalds:
Children can get a serious shock or burn if they come in contact with electricity. To prevent shocks and burns: