11 absolutely terrifying illnesses you can get at the Rio Olympics


The Summer 2016 Olympics are here, and while some athletes are wondering what shining medal they’ll get, others are worrying about what devastating disease they’ll contract.

For months, scientists and public officials have issued dire safety warnings about Rio’s water supply. The city’s water is home to a beautifully diverse array of rotaviruses and drug-resistant super bacteria — and shockingly, it’s dangerous for humans to swim in the feces of strangers.

Who knew?

To celebrate the Rio Olympics, below is a short list of some of the diseases athletes could contract by swimming in Rio waters, or simply walking around the city. An investigation conducted by …

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