Stormy Skies, Stormy Stomachs

Stormy Skies, Stormy Stomachs (Image 1)

Weather takes the blame for a lot, and a lot of it can be proven.

But attributing stomach bugs to more rain and bigger storms seems like a stretch.

Well, according to a team of scientists in Europe and South America, increases in rainfall in some European counties will indeed lead to more upset stomachs.

Here is what they found…

The lead scientist says storms with greater rainfall can lead to sewage overflow, which releases bacteria and viruses into the waterways, where people can ingest it and become ill. 

So they have started a project called Viroclime.  It aims at upgrading tools in tracking harmful viruses from human sewage in Europe's waters.  This way they can address potential health threats.

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