Yes, raw sewage is quite dangerous to humans. It carries bacteria, pathogens, and viruses that can cause a number of life-threatening acute and chronic adverse health effects. Some of these include respiratory illness, diarrhea, skin and tissue infection, liver failure, etc.
Adding on to the above answer: 1.8 to 3.5 million illnesses are caused by swimming in contaminated water and 500000 illnesses are caused by drinking contaminated water. In the US, medical costs resulting from eating shellfish contaminated with sewage equate to about $2.5 to $22 million annually.
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