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Mad Dash: Drug-resistant super bacteria found in Rio bay (video)

Brazil Daily Life



The Rio de Janeiro waters that will host 2016 Olympic sailing events continue to be a source of inspection, with scientists saying a “super bacteria” was discovered in Guanabara Bay, according to The Associated Press.

The problem area was Flamengo Beach, next to the starting point for Olympic sailing events at Gloria Marina, according to the AP.

In July, U.S. Olympic Sailing managing director Josh Adams said the unhealthy conditions of the bay had been “largely exaggerated for effect” by mainstream media, adding that the worst-case conditions of Guanabara Bay were in an area that won’t be used for Olympic competition.

Adams also said in July that US Sailing athletes took preventative measures before traveling to Rio for an Olympic test event in August, for a combination of the water conditions and general living in the Brazilian city.

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