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originally posted by: OuttaHere
I refer you back to my ignored and overlooked thread from 2008. Of course the original source article is gone now.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — The Brazilian government will begin using a plane equipped with body-heat sensors to locate — and protect — uncontacted Indian tribes in the Amazon, officials said Tuesday.... "It will be an excellent new tool that will enable us to help them," Vaz told The Associated Press.
Since the 1990s, there has been a significant increase in the number of
studies on the health profile of indigenous populations in Brazil, often showing
that they are worse off than the non-indigenous (see reviews in Coimbra et al.
2013). Most of the investigations carried out so far have focused on topics related
to nutrition and infectious diseases. This is the first investigation that, based on
national census data, presents findings on mortality levels for children and adults
comparing indigenous to non-indigenous segments in Brazil. The results point to
striking differences, showing much higher mortality rates for the indigenous
population in all age groups considered.
originally posted by: Gargoyle91
Can anyone explain this how could this be possible ?
A 15-year-old male from a remote indigenous tribe in the Amazon rainforest has tested positive for the coronavirus, Brazilian health officials said.
As of Friday, the teen from the Yanomami tribe remains in the ICU at a hospital in Roraima state, Insider.com reported, citing the O Globo newspaper.
Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta was quoted saying that the case is “worrying” considering the tribe’s isolation from the outside world.
The teen reported having shortness of breath and fever, among other symptoms.
The Yanomami tribe, which inhabits the Venezuela-Brazil border region, is estimated to have around 22,000 members on the Brazilian side. They have been photographed in recent years from the air.
The tribe has vast botanical knowledge and uses about 500 plants for food, medicine and building houses. Tribespeople provide for themselves by hunting, gathering and fishing, as well as cultivating crops such as manioc (cassava or yuca) and bananas, which are grown in large gardens cleared from the forest.
Brazil currently has 18,397 confirmed coronavirus cases, with 974 deaths, according to statistics from Johns Hopkins University.