Thursday, November 05, 2009

Remote Amazon Indian Tribe Hit by H1N1 "Swine Flu" (7 Dead)

Even deep in the Amazon rain forest, one is not safe from the H1N1 "swine flu" virus. The isolated Yanomami tribe in Venezuela has been hit hard by this H1N1 "swine flu" as seven (7) people have died and more deaths are expected.

It is feared the flu could sweep through the area and kill many more Yanomami as the Indians have little resistance to introduced diseases.

About 32,000 Yanomami live in the Venezuela-Brazil border region and form the largest relatively isolated tribe in the Amazon.

I bet that the W.H.O. or its regional designee will attempt to vaccine the Yanomami tribe for the H1N1 after this recent outbreak.

Source: Reuters UK

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