Man Accused Of Killing Tribesmen With Dirt Virus

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A British man is being accused of causing a flu epidemic in a remote Amazonian tribe that he illegally infiltrated. On behalf of the Discovery Channel’s World Lost Tribe series, Matt Currington sought out the Matsigenka people who were tucked away in the Cumerjali area of south-eastern Peru. Now he is being blamed for four deaths that are being attributed to the flu virus linked to Currington. A similar epidemic is reportedly responsible for the wholesale slaughter of indigenous American tribes once they came into contact with Columbus and his forebearers back in the day.

A representative of indigenous tribes said: “They were warned not to go upstream, but were unhappy with the tribe in Yomybato – the village they were permitted to visit – as the Indians appeared too westernised. So, in searching for a more stereotypical tribe, they came into contact with a vulnerable community. CLICK HERE for full details on this story.

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