2016 Olympic Waters Feature 'Super Bacteria' Researchers Say
Researchers found the bacteria Klebsiella pneumoniae Carbapenemase in the water where the 2016 Olympics is supposed to take place.By Matt Moreno | December 16, 2014
The 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro are still about two years away, but problems with pollution are already surfacing.
Researchers announced Monday they found a drug-resistant bacteria known as Klebsiella pneumoniae Carbapenemase, or KPC, in the waters of Flamengo Beach, an area surrounded by Guanabara Bay where Olympic water sports are supposed to take place.
Contracting the KPC bacteria can result in pneumonia, blood infection and urinary tract infection.