Warning over brand new ‘tomato flu’ virus detected in India that infects 82 children


Doctors in India have sounded the alarm over a new virus dubbed ‘tomato flu’ that has infected dozens of children.

The infection was spotted in May in the southern state of Kerala and it is feared to be a new variant of hand, foot, and mouth disease.

Experts are also probing whether it is the after-effect of a mosquito-borne infection but they have not ruled out an entirely new pathogen.

So far 82 children under five have been diagnosed with tomato fever since May and a further 26 youngsters up…



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