In India, doctors recorded an outbreak of “tomato flu”

(ORDO NEWS) — Health authorities in India today are confronted with a mysterious disease whose symptoms closely resemble monkeypox. The virus is called “tomato flu” or tomato fever.

Because of him, the authorities found themselves in a very difficult situation, because since May 6, more than 80 cases of infection among children have already been officially confirmed in the country.

The disease has such a name due to the fact that after infection, blisters of red color occur. Tomato flu is dangerous for children under 5 years old. just like the monkeypox virus, tomato fever causes similar symptoms.

For example, there are large rashes on different parts of the body. They are red round blisters that not only cause severe pain, but are also highly contagious.

Other signs of the mysterious flu include joint pain, nausea and vomiting, stomach cramps, runny nose, high fever, body aches, and constant sneezing.

Several cases of discoloration of the limbs have been recorded. The disease poses a great threat to children due to the fact that it provokes dehydration. As a result, severe irritation occurs in the mouth area.

Some experts suggest that in fact tomato fever may turn out to be another type of foot and mouth virus infection. It is considered a common occurrence among young children.

“The disease is not fatal, but it is highly contagious and can spread rapidly between people. At the same time, until today, it is impossible to name the main ways of transmission of the infection, ”said Subhash, an employee of the Amrita hospital.

The doctor added that patients with tomato fever should definitely drink plenty of fluids and stay in bed. The recommendations are almost the same as in the case of many other viral infections. Due to this, it will be possible to maintain the hydration of the body, as well as relax and rejuvenate.

Until today, experts have not registered a single death caused by this virus. At the same time, there is no specific treatment for the disease, so doctors only treat the symptoms it causes.


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