Saturday, January 28, 2023

15 beaches in Oaxaca meet WHO safety levels for recreational use

Oaxaca de Juárez.- Health Services of Oaxaca (sso) reported that according to the results of the program clean beachCorresponding to the winter period of 2022, the unit has 15 beaches suitable for recreational use, as they meet the safety levels of enterococci established by the World Health Organization (OMS,

Health Regulation and Promotion Department They specified that 17 sampling points were analyzed in three tourist destinations: Puerto Angel, Huatulco and Puerto Escondido during the last two weeks of November of the current year.

The results of tests carried out in sea water indicated that the beaches Maguey, Bahía Santa Cruz, La Entrega, Chahué, La Bocana, Tangolunda; the principals of Pantheon, Zipolite to Puerto Angel; The principalities of Puerto Angelito, Carrizalillo, Marinero, Xicaleta, Puerto Escondido and Bacacho meet the requirement of having the most likely number less than 200 (n m p) of enterococci per 100 ml of water, so they are suitable for recreational use.

Huatulco and Puerto Escondido, together with the city of Oaxaca, are the three destinations that will receive about 360,000 tourists, mainly during the December holidays, giving up an income of more than 1.4 billion pesos, according to the state government.

The SSO indicated that the Federal Commission for Protection from Sanitary Risks (CafePress), 4 in coordination with the Costa Sanitation Jurisdiction and the State Public Health Laboratory (LESP) Oaxaca, sampled to obtain the geometric mean and generate a statistical value, which allows indicating whether the beach represents a risk to health.

The institution stressed that the quality of water in tourist centers is a primary factor to guarantee the safety of the health of tourists, therefore these works are carried out with a preventive approach.

Likewise, he urged the population to cooperate in maintaining the cleanliness of the beaches during the holiday season, “since this work is the responsibility of all of us.”

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