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Rio's Olympic waters are home to a drug-resistant 'super bacteria'

Scientists have discovered a "super bacteria" in the water where the 2016 Olympics will be held.

The bacteria is resistant to modern medicine and is "notoriously difficult to treat," according to The Associated Press. It was found in the Guanabara Bay of Rio de Janeiro, where the sailing and wind surfing competitions will be held.

The Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, a Brazilian health institute, said there have not yet been any reported infections from the water, but an infection would be difficult to treat and could require hospitalization. Olympics organizers, meanwhile, said they will reduce the amount of sewage flowing into the bay by 80 percent before the Olympics.