Don’t Get in This Water

BBC News – Brazil Olympics: Super-bacteria found in Rio sea waters.

Researchers in Brazil have discovered a drug-resistant bacteria in the sea waters where sailing and windsurfing events will be held during the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

70% of Rio de Janeiro’s sewage is untreated and is dumped into the bay. ┬áThe superbugs are resistant to most antibiotics. ┬áTreating infections caused by the bacteria requires hospitalization and toxic drugs.

In its Olympic bid, Rio promised to reduce pollution in Guanabara Bay by 80%.

But in June Rio Mayor Eduardo Silva admitted the target would not be met.

Watch out.

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