In the grip of tomato fever, Kerala, Tamil Nadu increased border vigil

New Delhi: Tamil Nadu has stepped up its vigil at all check posts bordering Kerala after children reported tomato fever, IANS reported on Friday (May 13, 2022). A Tamil Nadu health department official said three teams have been deployed at each check post to prevent children with rashes and blisters from entering the state. An […]
 


In the grip of tomato fever, Kerala, Tamil Nadu increased border vigilNew Delhi: Tamil Nadu has stepped up its vigil at all check posts bordering Kerala after children reported tomato fever, IANS reported on Friday (May 13, 2022). A Tamil Nadu health department official said three teams have been deployed at each check post to prevent children with rashes and blisters from entering the state.

An IANS report said that health, police and revenue officials have been deployed at Walayar check-post in Palakkad district, Kaliyakavali and Theni check post in Thiruvananthapuram to check children below five years of age.

 

According to reports, cases of tomato flu in children are being reported in many districts of Kerala.

What is tomato flu?

Tomato flu is a rare viral disease and gets its name from the blisters it causes, which look like tomatoes. Causes red rash, skin irritation and dehydration ,

Symptoms of Tomato Fever?

 

The main symptom of tomato fever is large tomato sized blisters which are red in colour. Other symptoms include chikungunya-like high fever, body aches, swollen joints, and fatigue. An infected person may also have symptoms of dehydration, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and nausea and vomiting.