SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - "Aunty, look at the rain, get the laundry off the clothesline." The warning from one of Olga's nieces, 77, who lived in a neighboring house did not come in time. The rain that affected São Paulo last week soaked all the retiree's laundry, who at that point was already unconscious on the couch. It was that same niece who, minutes later, with no sign of her aunt, found her virtually lifeless in the living room.
The retiree passed away after several days complaining of coughing, shortness of breath and coryza. There were three . . .