Experts have warned about additional outbreaks that started in Kerala’s Kollam and have so far infected 82 youngsters after observing an alarming rise in cases of tomato fever or tomato flu in India. 

A study published in the Lancet Respiratory Journal suggests that the widespread infectious disease that primarily affects children between the ages of one and five  

According to the study, the uncommon viral infection is endemic, is not considered life-threatening, and has been reported amid worries about a potential fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

A new virus known as tomato flu, or tomato fever, has developed in India in the state of Kerala in children under the age of five;

The infectious condition, which is often referred to as “tomato flu,” is primarily found in young children and is brought on by intestinal viruses.

Adults rarely contract the sickness because they typically have immune systems capable of protecting them from infection. 

Odisha 26 children in Odisha have been diagnosed with hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) by the Regional Medical Research Center in Bhubaneswar. 

The Lancet study stated that tomato fever in children might affect chikungunya or dengue fever rather than being a viral infection.

The Lancet study stated that tomato fever in children might affect chikungunya or dengue fever rather than being a viral infection.

Initial incidents in Kerala, The Kollam area of Kerala received the first reports of the tomato flu on May 6, 2022. 

The neighboring states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka were warned to be extra vigilant in the border districts due to this endemic viral infection. 

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), viral infection symptoms typically include fever, painful mouth sores, and a rash with blisters on the hands, feet, and buttocks.