Investigation of ‘tomato flu’ at Tamil Nadu-Kerala border

Coimbatore : A team of health workers in Tamil Nadu to check for fever, itching and other symptoms of people coming to Coimbatore via Valayar on the Tamil Nadu-Kerala border to prevent the spread of a disease called ‘tomato flu’ in a district in the neighboring Kerala state. doing. Official sources said on Tuesday that […]
 


Investigation of ‘tomato flu’ at Tamil Nadu-Kerala border

Coimbatore : A team of health workers in Tamil Nadu to check for fever, itching and other symptoms of people coming to Coimbatore via Valayar on the Tamil Nadu-Kerala border to prevent the spread of a disease called ‘tomato flu’ in a district in the neighboring Kerala state. doing. Official sources said on Tuesday that the team is being led by two medical officers and all vehicles, especially children, are being screened. Sources said that a 24-member team has been formed to examine children below the age of five in the Anganwadi.

What is tomato flu? , Tomato flu is a common type of viral infection in India, in which children under the age of five develop fever. Usually there are rashes on the skin. A child infected with flu has blisters on many parts of the body, which are usually red in color, hence it is called ‘tomato flu’. Currently the infection has been reported only in parts of Kollam district of Kerala, but health officials have warned that if measures are not taken, the infection could spread to other areas as well.