Tomato Flu 

Outbreak In INDIA

Tomato Flu 

Tomato flu gained its name on the basis of the eruption of red and painful blisters throughout the body that gradually enlarge to the size of a tomato

Who can be affected ?

- Kids below the age of 5 years. but in some parts even 9 year olds have been infected

How it Spreads??

It spreads mainly by contact similar to Hand Foot and Mouth disease. Young children are also prone to this infection through use of nappies, touching unclean surfaces, as well as putting things directly into the mouth.


Mimics symptoms of chikungunya which are : High Fever Rashes Intense Joint Pain


1. No particular treatment exists but paracetamol can be given for fever. 2. Isolation for 5-7 days 3. Maintain proper hygiene and sanitisation 4. Prevent sharing of toys & clothes


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