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Tomato flu: India reports 82 cases

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Indian healthcare experts are attempting to stop the spread of yet another virus in the nation. Since the virus was initially discovered in Kerala on May 6, India has reportedly seen up to 82 cases of tomato flu or tomato fever, according to a Lancet article published on Saturday.

The study suggests that a new strain of hand, foot, and mouth disease may also be the common infectious disease that primarily affects children between the ages of one and five and immunocompromised people. According to the report, certain case studies have even revealed hand, foot, and mouth illness in immunocompetent adults.

The main signs and symptoms of tomato flu in children are high fever, rashes, and excruciating joint pain, which are also characteristics of chikungunya. Body aches, fever, and weariness are a few of its symptoms that are comparable to those that Covid-19 users have. Joint swelling, nausea, diarrhoea, dehydration, joint pain, and a high fever are some more symptoms. In a few instances, individuals also mentioned getting skin rashes.

Additional symptoms listed in the study include fatigue, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, fever, dehydration, joint swelling, body aches, and typical influenza-like symptoms, which are similar to those experienced by dengue sufferers.

Treatments for chikungunya, dengue, and hand, foot, and mouth illness are analogous to those for tomato flu. For the treatment of irritation and rashes, patients are advised to isolate themselves, rest, drink plenty of fluids, and use a hot water sponge.

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