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Tomato fever: India reports another viral disease after Covid-19, monkeypox

What is tomato fever? Here are the causes, symptoms, treatment and other details of the disease

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Tomato fever commonly affects children aged under five years. The disease is contagious but rarely fatal.

BS Web Team New Delhi
As parts of India report fresh cases of Covid-19 and monkeypox, another disease is spreading: tomato fever.
There have been over 80 cases of the disease in Kerala and the surrounding states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Health officials have warned of a possible rise in cases and advised caution against the disease. Here are details about the disease, its symptoms, and prevention tips.

What is tomato fever?

Tomato fever is called so as it causes red-colored, tomato-like blisters and rashes on the skin of the infected person. It is also known as tomato flu or HFMD (Hand, Foot and Mouth

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First Published: Jul 28 2022 | 7:39 PM IST

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