Beaches of Acapulco are contaminated with feces and are not suitable for swimming

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According to the Ministry of Health, enterococci are spherical bacteria that are found naturally in many organisms, including humans, as part of their excrement. 

The beaches of Caletilla, Hornos, Suave, Carabalí and Manzanillo, in Acapulco, Guerrero are not suitable for recreational use, according to the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (Cofepris).

These beaches exceeded the limit allowed by Cofepris based on what was established by the World Health Organization (WHO) of 200 NPM / 100mL of enterococci.

According to the Ministry of Health, enterococci are spherical bacteria that are found naturally in many organisms, including humans, as part of their excrement.

“In many studies, the concentration levels of enterococci are related to the incidence of diseases acquired by bathers and are a very important indicator of pollution on beaches and brackish waters,” said the Ministry of Health.

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The Cofepris made the sampling of sea water during the weeks prior to the current holiday period, in order to obtain the geometric mean and generate a statistical value to indicate whether a beach represents a risk to health or not.

The Ministry of Health of the Government, through the Cofepris analyzed the seawater of 273 beaches, of 17 coastal states, of which 268 are suitable for recreational use.

The level that the Ministry of Health and the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat) use to establish that a beach implies a sanitary risk, is 200 enterococci in 100 milliliters of water.

Source: sermanat, acapulcoinforma, cofepris,

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