“Tomato flu”: “I do not have the disease”, said infectious disease specialist Benjamin Rossi

More than two cases of the Covid-19 pandemic, and a large number of cases of smallpox, have been reported by a virus that causes malnutrition: the “tomato flu”. Since its debut in May, plus 80 cases it has been reputed in India. This maldie, which touches the infants and shoots as the names of the wheels and rounds, douloureuses, which provoke on the mains, the feet and the bouquet, is not mortal, “but it is contagious”leading the Indian physicians.

For Dr. Benjamin Rossi, the infectious disease physician at Robert Ballanger Hospital (Aulnay-sous-Bois), he did not sound the alarm. “They all look like a Coxsackie, a virus bénin, an infantin, a syndrome that gives the main-pedestrians”rassure-t-il after TF1info. “The outbreak of this family virus”located in India.

Car selon le Pr Antoine Flahault, director of the Institute of the World Institute of Genève (Suisse), this virus is “an endemic maladie of the Indian state of Kerala”nous explique-t-il. “By coincidence, it does not belong to the Indian subcontinent.”


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