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Tomato flu 2022 outbreak in India: issues, challenges, and possible solutions

Adesola, Ridwan Olamilekan, Idris, Ibrahim, Opuni, Emmanuel and D'Souza, Joanna Nicole (2023) Tomato flu 2022 outbreak in India: issues, challenges, and possible solutions. Health Science Reports, 6 (4). e1174. ISSN 2398-8835

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Identification Number: 10.1002/hsr2.1174

Abstract

Background and Aims: The outbreak of Tomato flu in India has affected the children making the parents tremble in worry and pain. The outbreak of this disease first occurred in India affecting young children below 5 years of age, thereby causing a threat to the country, neighboring countries, and the rest of the world—although no death is yet recorded. The aim of this research is to discuss the issues, challenges, and possible solutions associated with 2022 Tomato flu outbreaks in India. Results: Tomato flu is caused by Coxsackievirus A16 as confirmed in the United Kingdom. The health authorities are currently monitoring the spread of the virus and trying to understand it to develop strategies to contain it. But they are left with some challenges relating to the health system, surveillance, and adherence to preventive protocols among others. Conclusion: To prevent the spread of Tomato flu to other neighboring countries like China, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Nepal, and the Maldives, the Indian Government must provide adequate public health control measures to contain the disease in children. Various recommendations have been given below.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2023 The Author(s).
Divisions: Health Policy
Subjects: R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Date Deposited: 12 May 2023 15:09
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2024 19:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/119195

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