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New Virus Alert!! Tomato Flu! What are the symptoms? Is it deadly?

A new virus known as tomato flu, named after the painful red blisters that appear on the skin, has emerged in India and has so far affected dozens of children under the age of five. According to experts, immunity should be kept high to protect against the virus that causes red and painful rashes in the body.

As the world is battling the Covid-19 and Monkeypox epidemics, a new epidemic alert has come from India. A highly contagious virus is reportedly spreading among children in India.

Known as tomato flu, the disease was first detected in may this year, and so far 82 children under the age of five have been infected. Tomato flu, which takes its name from the nasty red blisters that form on the skin, also causes high fever, rash and intense joint pain.

So far, it has been confined to the Kollam district of the Indian state of Kerala and nearby Anchal, Aryankavu and Neduvathur, and authorities have taken measures to ensure it does not spread.

TOMATO FLU WARNING FROM EXPERTS

The disease, which is highly contagious, is usually mild and heals on its own. According to experts, low body immunity invites the virus.

Professor of Medical Microbiology. Dr. Elif Ozturk said, “It is a very contagious infection that spreads among children when they put their hands in their mouths, touch something, touch wounds. It gives symptoms such as swelling of the glands and of course, it progresses with rashes.

TOMATO FLU WARNING FROM EXPERTS

The disease, which is highly contagious, is usually mild and heals on its own. According to experts, low body immunity invites the virus.

Professor of Medical Microbiology. Dr. Elif Ozturk said, “It is a very contagious infection that spreads among children when they put their hands in their mouths, touch something, touch wounds. It gives symptoms such as swelling of the glands and of course, it progresses with rashes.

IS TOMATO FLU CONTAINED?

According to information from India, it is stated that the “tomato flu” disease is very contagious, those in contact with confirmed cases are isolated for a week.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF TOMATO FLU?

The most obvious symptom of tomato flu is large red blisters on the skin. Other symptoms include high fever, fatigue, body aches and severe joint pain.

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