What is this new disease, the first cases of which have been reported in India?

As monkeypox progresses in Europe, tomato flu is making its first headlines in India. The symptoms? Des eruptions cutanées rouges touchant mainly for children. 20 minutes face the point about this virus that worries but whose arrival in Europe remains hypothetical.

Where does the tomato flu come from?

Tomato flu appeared a few weeks ago in India. According to India today, more than 80 cases have been reported since May 6 in children. It is the Indian media who have nicknamed this virus, originally unknown at the moment. Two hypotheses have been put forward: a link to monkeypox, of which she shares symptoms, or a new form of “foot-to-mouth”, a widespread infection in young children.

What are the symptoms?

The flu is caused by rashes that cause “cloques rondes” and “rous”. Indian Express. They are present all over the body and are especially “painful and contagious”. Irritations in the mouth are also seen due to the dehydration that goes hand in hand with fever, vomiting and diarrhea observed by Indian doctors. Evidence also mentions joint pain.

Should we fear her?

None has been found at the moment, but also about the fact that there is nothing more than treatment. Doctors can only relieve the symptoms as the infection passes, advising rest, good hydration and not scratching. An infection like any other, reassure several doctors. In addition, the arrival of tomato flu in Europe remains hypothetical for the time being. Contamination seems to occur mainly among children under 5 years of age and through direct contact, hence this comparison with the “pied-main-bouche” virus.

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