Swine Flu Hits Peru
According to the Associated Press, Eight Amazon Indians have tested positive for the Swine flu, but they are already in the recovery stage.
The swine flu cases were first detected three weeks ago. But as of now there are no other cases in the Timpia region of the Amazon. There are only 600 people within this region so if the Swine Flu were to hit this region, it would take little to no time for the entire region to be wiped out.
Peru's health ministry department says they have detected 5,743 cases of the Swine Flu throughout the country, and so far the death toll has reached 45.
Health Minister Oscar Ugarte says the threat is lessened in the sparse tribes as opposed to the more dense urban areas.