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Tomato Flu Outbreak: Tomato Fever in Children 2022

After COVID-19 and Monkeypox, the most recent viral disease that has struck India with a jolt is the tomato flu. Every news outlet in August 2022 has been talking about the dangerous woes of the tomato fever which is spreading rapidly among infants and children over the last 3 months. What is Tomato Flu and why is it named so? What are tomato flu viral disease causes? What are the dangers of this viral disease? What are the signs and symptoms of Tomato Flu and how does it spread to others? You must have a ton of questions!

Read along to get a complete beginner’s guide on all you need to know about Tomato flu in Delhi and in India.


What is Tomato Flu Disease?

Tomato flu is a rare viral infection that leads to the infected person developing bright red blisters all over the body along with fever, tiredness and body ache. The distinctive name of the disease comes from the tendency of the red blisters to rapidly grow and resemble the appearance of tomatoes!


Tomato Flu is noted to share a wide variety of symptoms with the COVID-19, such as fever, headache, frequent chills and fatigue. However, what makes it distinct is the development of red blisters all over the body.


Alongside the tomato flu outbreak, experts say that tomato fever can also be an after-effect of diseases like dengue and chikungunya.