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GrumpyOldLady
11-05-2009, 05:00 PM
story here (http://www.newsmaxworld.com/global_talk/swine_flu_amazon/2009/11/05/282126.html)


Swine flu has hit an isolated tribe of Indians in the Amazon jungle, with seven dying in the last two weeks, Survival International said on Wednesday.

A further 1,000 members of the Yanomami tribe in Venezuela are believed to have caught the flu, the indigenous peoples rights group said.

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 found this interested. They are isolated and yet they have it.

Rebel Yell
11-05-2009, 05:09 PM
story here (http://www.newsmaxworld.com/global_talk/swine_flu_amazon/2009/11/05/282126.html)



I found this interested. They are isolated and yet they have it.

If they are so isolated, how does this news get out?

Bubba Dawg
11-05-2009, 08:55 PM
Most Yanomami have had fairly frequent contact with outsiders at least by the eighties or maybe the nineties.

I had an ethnography on the Yanomami as a textbook in college.

This video is long but is of a club fight which escalated into an axe fight. R-Rated video...

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3162363169709861959#

Rockntractor
11-05-2009, 09:24 PM
Most Yanomami have had fairly frequent contact with outsiders at least by the eighties or maybe the nineties.

I had an ethnography on the Yanomami as a textbook in college.

This video is long but is of a club fight which escalated into an axe fight. R-Rated video...

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3162363169709861959#

Are they related to the yanodaddi's?

stsinner
11-05-2009, 09:25 PM
If they are so isolated, how does this news get out?

And, who really gives a shit?

Rockntractor
11-05-2009, 09:27 PM
And, who really gives a shit?

I figured you would be glad they stayed there and didn't immigrate.

Bubba Dawg
11-05-2009, 10:09 PM
Are they related to the yanodaddi's?

Cousins-in-law.

stsinner
11-05-2009, 10:38 PM
I figured you would be glad they stayed there and didn't immigrate.

Bingo. What would they bring to America? New ways to cut grass??

Eagle
11-06-2009, 06:53 PM
Bingo. What would they bring to America? New ways to cut grass??

Maybe they meant smoke instead of cut, a bawaba stick pipe may be the ultimate.