Tomato Flu - Should Pakistan be Worried?


  • Abdullah Haroon
  • Javaria Saleem




A new virus has emerged as an endemic in India and due to its highly contagious nature, is of great concern.1 The population of Kerala is 3.34crores, population growth of 4.91% current decade, contributing to about 2.76% of the total population of India. Making the spread of infections easier.2 Tomato flu is a viral infection that predominantly infects children under the age of 5 years. Tomato flu gets its name from red-coloured, tomatoshaped blisters that develop on different parts of the body, similar to those developed during monkeypox infection.1 Tomato flu presents symptoms like any other viral infection including COVID-19 infection, but it is not associated with SARS-CoV-2.3


2023-01-09 — Updated on 2023-02-25


How to Cite

Haroon, A. ., & Saleem, J. . (2023). Tomato Flu - Should Pakistan be Worried?. Annals of King Edward Medical University, 28(4), 459-460. Retrieved from (Original work published January 9, 2023)



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