Zika, Dengue Fever and Chikungunya are serious problems in Rio de Janeiro. Learn how to deal with them and the real risks imposed by the three diseases that concern tourists and the locals
Water provision in Rio de Janeiro is a serious problem, both with respect to low quality for consumption by the inhabitants and the shortage during hot months and drought seasons, and the issue has worsened in recent years. For our visitors, it’s important to know that not all places in the city are supplied with piped drinking water, and not all houses and businesses have sewage collection. And that means it is not safe to drink water directly from the tap, plus other implications.