The “tomato fever” comes from Kerala, a densely populated state in southwest India. The virus has no established cause at this time. says “India Today”. “It’s not a deadly disease, but it’s contagious and can spread from person to person,” said Dr. Subhash Chandra, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi.
More surprisingly, several virologists say they are unaware of this infection with TF1info. Prof. Antoine Flahault, Director of the Global Institute of Health in Geneva, Switzerland, confirms that it is an endemic disease of the Indian state of Kerala, which has not left the Indian subcontinent, according to him.
In addition to rashes, patients have other symptoms such as nausea, diarrhea, high fever, cough, sneezing, runny nose, joint pain, stomach cramps and vomiting. “The Indian Express” even reports that in some cases the legs and hands may also change color.