The drought not only has prices going up, but there according to this article there was also a rise in the number of cases of dengue fever in Januari. Dengue can be dangerous and in some cases even deadly... The main thing is to keep eating and stay hydrated to prevent the disease to become hemorragic (which is the dangerous version) During a speach, given by a Brazilian physician for the International club (INC) in /rio de Janeiro, the doctor mentioned that it is not advised to take aspirine. Better is to resort to Paracetamol / Ibuprofen... Check also this link for more info on Dengue fever
Hey all, I recently came across this article stating that the water qulity and even the quality of the beach sand in zona sul are quite bad and the article even said it could pose health hazards. Honestly, I'm a little worried to even go on the beach with my kids. Did anyone here ever got sick after a visit to the beach or swimming in the sea? thanks
Our upstairs Brazilian neighbors have a 2 year old boy and a 7 year old daughter. Before the boy was born, everything was kinda ok, apart from some normal sounds of people walking around, a little too loud gospel music and occasionally the girl dancing (jumping up and down) in front of the TV. Immediately after the boy was born, everything changed for the worse. This boy was crying all day long (and I mean screaming from the top of his lungs). As time went by, he started moving around banging on windows, screaming through the open window, dragging chairs across the room, you get the picture. He also seems to be unable to speak normally. every time he opens his mouth to utter a sound, the whole neighborhood has to hear it. My wife is Brazilian, and she grew up in a noisy neighborhood full of kids, and she didn't make much of it (this is Brazil, suck it up), so I thought it was just me being intolerant, but we also started noticing that the neighbors were having a new "empregada/baba" almost every month, and I started thinking there was something more going on. Once I asked my neighbor what happened to the previous one and he said that she was stealing from them. When I asked if he went to the police, he said they hadn't... mmm... After that I had a chat with a few other of the maids and they basically told me that the boy is insuportável (unbearable) - That made more sense... Today, they are at baba (babysit) number 23 in about 2 years and this one too already told my father in law that she's going to quit. I'm not blaming the kid for this, because I know the problem is that his parents don't give him attention but also never correct him when he is terrorizing the place. So many times I have noticed that they come home at night and instead of spending time with the boy, he is put in his room and left there screaming for hours. They don't seem to mind. Apart from a few times that I went to knock on their door when it was really bad, I have been able to "suck it up" but it is all but great living in this situation. Has anyone got/had a similar experience? How did you handle it? thank you.
For people with small children in the Humaitá area, there is a very nice playground on the north-east "corner" of the Lagoon. It has a little coconut water stand and lots of other kids to play with... I run past this place a lot and it is usually quite busy Thought I'd share :)