what is this new virus detected in India?

“Tomato fever” comes from Kerala, a densely populated state located in southwestern India. The virus has no established cause, for the moment, indicates “India Today”. “It’s not a life-threatening disease, but it is contagious and can spread from person to person,” said Dr. Subhash Chandra, assistant professor of internal medicine at the Institute of Medical Sciences. Amrita, in Kochi.

More surprisingly, several virologists claim not to know about this infection from TF1info. Professor Antoine Flahault, director of the Geneva Institute of Global Health in Switzerland, confirms that it is an endemic disease of the Indian state of Kerala, which has not left the Indian subcontinent, according to him.


Besides skin rashes, sufferers have other symptoms such as nausea, diarrhea, high fever, coughing, sneezing, runny nose, joint pain, stomach cramps and vomiting. “The Indian Express” even reports that in some cases, the legs and hands can also change color.

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