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‘Tomato flu’ outbreak — All you need to know about the new infection

Riya Thomas
0 to 1 years

Created by Riya Thomas
Updated on May 12, 2022

Tomato flu outbreak All you need to know about the new infection
  • Around 80 children under the age of five have been infected so far with Tomato flu, as per media reports.

  • The flu causes rashes or blisters, skin irritation and dehydration.

What is Tomato Flu?


The flu got its name from the tomato-shaped blisters it causes on the body.

The flu causes rashes or blisters, skin irritation and dehydration. However, its cause is still unknown — whether it is related to chikungunya, a viral fever or a dengue fever.

Symptoms detected in infected children

The symptoms of Tomato flu are —

 

  • Skin irritation 

  • Body rashes 

  • Red spots on hands and legs 

  • Body ache 

  • Tiredness and nausea 

  • Joint swelling 

  • Discolouration of hands, knees and buttocks 

  • Dehydration

What should one do if the child develops these symptoms?

If your child develops some of these symptoms, the first and foremost thing to do is consult a doctor immediately. The infected child must avoid scratching rashes or blisters. Proper hygiene should be maintained and make sure the child rests as much as possible.


How can you prevent yourself from getting infected?

One should not panic because the situation is not alarming, as yet. However, one must proceed with caution.

  1. Stay hydrated and drink only boiled water.

  2. Maintain a proper distance from the infected person.

  3. Maintain good hygiene to prevent an infection.

 

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| May 21, 2022

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