First cases of swine flu found in Amazonian indigenous community


The first cases of swine flu have been confirmed in an Amazonian indigenous community, the London-based Survival International said Wednesday. Experts fear that the new flu may have particularly devastating consequences for indigenous communities as they have "no immunity to outside diseases." Survival, an international organization for the protection of indigenous people, said seven members of the Matsigenka tribe who live along the Urubamba River in Peru had tested positive for the Q H1N1 virus. The report cited the regional health department in Cusco, Peru.