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VOLUME 15 , ISSUE 4 ( October-December, 2022 ) > List of Articles


Tomato Flu

Subakeerthi Venkataramanan

Keywords : Disease, Effect, Effectiveness, Fever, Human, Immunity, Knee pain, Knowledge, Morbidity, Pain

Citation Information : Venkataramanan S. Tomato Flu. 2022; 15 (4):84-85.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10084-13157

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 09-03-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Tomato flu is an unspecified viral disease that is spreading throughout Kerala. The name tomato flu refers to the disease's main symptom, tomato-shaped blisters on various body parts. The blisters begin as small red blisters that enlarge to resemble tomatoes, hence the names tomato fever or tomato flu. Infected children also suffer from skin irritation and severe dehydration. The precise cause of the infection is still unconfirmed. The researchers are still looking for the organism that is causing tomato flu. Because it is a contagious disease, healthcare providers advise taking precautions to avoid infection.

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