A/H1N1 flu appears controlled among Indians in Brazil

16:47, January 13, 2010      

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The spread of the A/H1N1 influenza among Indians appeared to be in control after the virus reached the indigenous Yanomami group in northern Brazil, a report showed Tuesday.

Despite a rise in flu-like illnesses, neither deaths nor new confirmed cases were detected in Yanomami villages in the Santa Isabel do Rio Negro region, a medical team there said in its report.

The team was sent to monitor suspected cases of A/H1N1 flu in Brazil's Amazonas state after a 10-year-old Indian boy from a village of the Yanomami ethnic group was hospitalized with serious flu symptoms.

While the boy was waiting for his test results, two adults from the same village were diagnosed positive for the virus. More people began to have flu symptoms.

Source: Xinhua
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