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In Kerala, a rare viral disease called 'tomato flu' has infected more than 80 children under the age of 5

Tomato Flu, Health, Tomato Flu Symptoms, Tomato Flu Outbreak, Tomato Flu Cure, Tomato Flu Preventive Methods, Study, Research

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Kerala , 11 May 2022

Amidst the Corona epidemic across the country, another flu outbreak has increased in the country. In Kerala, a rare viral disease called 'tomato flu' has infected more than 80 children under the age of five. According to media reports, 82 cases of 'Tomato Flu' or 'Tomato Fever' have already been reported in Kerala and this number is expected to increase.In this regard, according to the medical team, the symptoms of tomato flu are being investigated. At the same time, a team of 24 members has been formed in Anganwadis to check children under the age of five.

What is Tomato Flu?

Tomato flu is one of the most common viral infections in India. Children under the age of five have a fever, usually a rash or skin irritation. Children infected with the flu develop blisters on many parts of the body, which are usually red in colour. Hence it is called "tomato flu" or "tomato fever". Currently, the infection is reported only in parts of Kollam district of Kerala, but health officials have warned that unless preventive measures are taken, the infection could spread to other areas.

Terminology Aspect:

The flu gets its name from a disease that generates tomato-shaped blisters.

Expert Opinion:

It is a self-limiting viral flu causing dehydration and blisters.

Symptoms of Tomato Flu:

High Fever



Skin Irritation







Abdominal Cramps

Body Aches


Discoloration of Skin

However, according to health officials, the virus is not fatal and can be treated, however, if a child shows symptoms of fever, they should be taken to a doctor immediately. 

What are the preventative measures against tomato fever?

In this infection, dehydration can make the problem serious, so keep giving small amounts of water to the children throughout the day.

  • Always give children boiled water.

  • Do not let the child scratch the blisters.

  • Keep the infected baby hydrated.

  • Protect children from exposure to other people infected with tomato fever.

  • Consult a doctor if there is any change in the skin or any kind of symptoms appear.

  • Infected children may experience itching in rashes and rashes, but prevent it from itching on the skin.

  • Dress the baby clean and then put the children to bed.

  • Use lukewarm water to bathe the baby.


Tags: Tomato Flu , Health , Tomato Flu Symptoms , Tomato Flu Outbreak , Tomato Flu Cure , Tomato Flu Preventive Methods , Study , Research



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