Tomato fever spreads fast in Kerala, Kollam reports 82 cases

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New Delhi: According to a report published in the medical journal Lancet, caution must be exercised over the spread of tomato fever in Kerala.

The report starts pointed out that a new contagious disease is being reported in the state of Kerala after the fourth wave of Covid. Though tomato fever has been reported in Tamil Nadu, Odisha and Karnataka, more cases are being reported in Kerala.

In Kerala, Kollam district has reported the highest number of tomato cases. A total of 82 cases were reported in the government hospitals in the district between May 6 and July 26. The majority of cases are from Anchal, Aryankavu and Neduvathoor. The disease is also seen most commonly in children below the age of five.

Symptoms include fever, body pain, and rashes. The fever usually wears off within seven to ten days but there are no known medications to treat tomato fever.

However, the report says that the human body can defend itself when it affects tomato fever.

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