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What is Tomato Flu? How Can We Get Rid of the New Pandemic?

What is Tomato Flu? How Can We Get Rid of the New Pandemic?
What is Tomato Flu? How Can We Get Rid of the New Pandemic?
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We talked about the possibility of a new epidemic of the tomato flu , which has emerged in the past days, and the danger it poses. So if we dig deeper, what is this tomato flu? And what can we do to get rid of this virus?

Tomato flu is a disease caused by the influenza virus, characterized by fever, muscle-joint pain, headache, and dry cough, usually in autumn and winter. It was first detected in Kerala region of India in May 2022 as a viral disease seen under 5 years old and increasing rapidly .

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Although the flu virus (influenza) is not the cause of the disease, which is characterized by rashes and high fever in the body, a name such as tomato flu or tomato fever, which is not in the medical literature, has been given due to the presence of fever, muscle pain and similar flu symptoms.

What is Tomato Flu? How Can We Get Rid of the New Pandemic?

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What Are the Symptoms of Tomato Flu?

The disease, of which no cases have been detected outside of India so far, usually progresses with fever, fatigue, joint and muscle pains, as well as rashes in the body in children under 5 years old . It has been observed in adults that it manifests itself with mild rash and fatigue symptoms. Similar to other viral infections, there is no specific treatment method in this disease, which does not have a specific treatment, other than isolation, increasing fluid consumption and symptomatic treatments to prevent the transmission of the disease. The disease is thought to be a variant of hand-foot-mouth disease, another viral infection common all over the world .

What is Tomato Flu? How Can We Get Rid of the New Pandemic?

How Can We Get Rid of the Tomato Flu Pandemic?

Although there were common viral outbreaks before the Covid-19 pandemic, such small outbreaks attract media and public attention due to the fear of a new post-pandemic pandemic. The most important way to protect yourself from many infections is to follow the rules of personal hygiene and not to be in places with poor ventilation. Mediterranean type diet, avoiding fast-food diet, avoiding smoking and alcohol use, benefiting from sunlight and regular exercise can be listed as the factors that strengthen our natural immunity against infections as well as protection from cardiovascular diseases.

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