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Peru detects swine flu in Amazon Indian tribe

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Eight Amazon Indians of the Machiguenga tribe have tested positive for swine flu and are recovering, Peruvian health officials said Wednesday. The swine flu cases were detected three weeks ago, said Fernando Perez, director of Cuzco province's sanitary intelligence department. Perez said no other swine flu cases have been reported in Timpia, an Amazon settlement of 600 people, and that his office is taking measures to make sure the diseases does not spread to other communities.