Friday, July 31, 2015
Most Eyebrow-Raising Headline of the Week
"Athletes at Rio Olympics to compete in 'basically raw sewage'" - UK Guardian
Extreme water pollution is common in Brazil, where the majority of sewage is not treated. Raw waste runs through open-air ditches to streams and rivers that feed the Olympic water sites ... Doctors urge foreigners heading to Rio, whether athletes or tourists, to be vaccinated against hepatitis A. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also recommends travelers to Brazil get vaccinated for typhoid.