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Outbreak measles threatens tribe of the Amazon forest

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CARACAS – An isolated indian tribe in the Amazon rainforest has been hit by an outbreak of the measles. 23 members of the Yanomamö are hospitalized and hundreds are by the highly contagious virus threatened, reports CNN.

According to Survival International, a human rights organization for indigenous peoples, the outbreak is alarming.

According to Survival International, a human rights organization for indigenous peoples, the outbreak is alarming. The isolated Amazonebewoners have little resistance to such diseases from the outside. “That is the reason why this mazelenepidemie, who in recent months on the border between Venezuela and Brazil has erupted, it is of particular concern for the Yanomamö and catastrophic. It would be whole communities can be cut off,” says a researcher.

Aid agencies say that emergency aid is necessary, and vaccines. An estimated life around 35,000 Yanomamö indians in the amazon rainforest.

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