‘Tomato flu’ detected among children in India, says Lancet

‘Tomato flu’ detected among children in India, says Lancet

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About Tomato flu:

  • Tomato fever is a rare viral contagious disease in humans caused by Coxsackievirus A 16, which belongs to the Enterovirus family.
  • It derives its name from the tomato-shaped red rashes that form on the body of infected individuals.
  • The flu mostly affects children below five years of age.
  • The flu is not fatal but causes Rashes, Diarrhoea, and Dehydration.
  • It doesn’t have any cure as of yet, however, the disease goes away on its own after a period of time. Treatment of symptoms is required to reduce the impact of the disease.

About Lancet Respiratory Journal:

  • The Lancet Respiratory Medicine publishes original research that advocates change in or illuminates clinical practice and informative reviews on any topic connected with respiratory medicine and critical care.
  • Topics include but are not limited to asthma, ARDS, COPD, tobacco control, intensive care medicine, lung cancer, cystic fibrosis, pneumonia, sarcoidosis, sepsis, mesothelioma, sleep medicine, thoracic and reconstructive surgery, tuberculosis, palliative medicine, influenza, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary vascular disease, and respiratory infections.
  • The Lancet Respiratory Medicine is an internationally trusted source of clinical, public health, and global health knowledge. Lancet Respiratory Medicine is one of the world-leading respiratory medicine and critical care journals, ranking first among 35 critical care and 65 respiratory system journals.


About the Lancet group:

  • The Lancet was founded in 1823 by Thomas Wakley.
  • They aim to make science widely available so that medicine can serve and transform society, and positively impact the lives of people.
  • The Lancet is the world-leading source of clinical, public health, and global health knowledge—ranking first among all general and internal medicine journals globally.


 Source The Hindu

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