If you decide to travel to Brazil stay out of the water. They have very little in the way of a decent sewage system. Most of it ends up in their rivers and the ocean along with other trash. Anyone swimming in it takes a chance of catching Hepatitis A or a number of other diseases.RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil’s “Marvelous City” will play host to around 400,000 tourists during the World Cup next month. And there’s one thing visitors may be unable to avoid, be it on their way to the airport or at the beach: human feces.
In Rio, only around 40 percent of sewage is treated, and the rest ends up in the city's rivers, lagoons, beaches, and bay. Plus, between 80 and 100 tons of trash end up in the city's picturesque Guanabara Bay every single day.
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Deformed fish and dead sea turtles have been seen which isn't surprising after looking at the pictures of how polluted the water is.
I wish the activists in Brazil good luck in getting something done about this. Their people and environment will be much healthier for it.