Here’s What You’ll Find in 3 Teaspoons of Rio’s Water

A single gulp of ocean water, or roughly three teaspoons, is all it will take for athletes and tourists to contract potentially deadly diseases at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

That’s the consensus of a recent study commissioned by the Associated Press looking at levels of viruses, bacteria and other microbes in the water of Rio de Janeiro’s Guanabara Bay — home of historic Copacabana and Ipanema beaches.

The study, carried out by an unnamed researcher at Brazil’s Feevale University, reported

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