UP Issues Advisory on Tomato Flu

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The Government of Uttar Pradesh has issued an advisory on tomato flu.

The disease mostly occurs in children under the age of 10.

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However, adults can also become infected.

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Tomato flu has symptoms similar to other viral infections: fever, fatigue, body aches, and skin rashes.

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According to the guide, it has nothing to do with SARS-CoV2, monkeypox, dengue or chikungunya.

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Tomato flu is a self-healing disease and there is no specific medicine to treat it.

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The advisory also mentioned how samples should be taken from suspected cases and how they should be transported to laboratories.

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India's first tomato flu case was reported on 6 May in Kollam District, Kerala.

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How to protect children from tomato flu?