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What is Tomato flu and what are its symptoms?

What is Tomato flu and what are its symptoms?

What is Tomato flu?

Tomato flu or tomato fever is a rare viral disease that causes skin irritation, dehydration and rashes that mainly affects children under 5 years of age.

The virus is named tomato flu because the patient develops painful red blisters and the virus is highly contagious.

What is Tomato flu and what are its symptoms?


A viral infection called tomato flu was first detected in the state of Kerala in May.

Medical experts are still trying to learn about this virus.

According to experts, this viral infection is not life-threatening, but it is quite painful.

Symptoms of tomato flu

Diagnosing tomato flu is difficult because its symptoms are very similar to those of Covid, chikungunya and dengue, three diseases that are very common in India, expert said.

He said that the tomato flu could possibly be an effect of chikungunya or dengue rather than a viral infection, but it is difficult to say for sure.

According to experts, this virus can be a new version of another disease that already exists.

How to prevent tomato flu?

Children are at high risk of spreading tomato flu. The virus can be spread by being close to an infected person or touching a contaminated surface. So avoid close contact with the infected person.

To avoid this virus, prevent the infected child from sharing toys, clothes, food or other items with other uninfected children.

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