Official warns residents, visitors.
A state official sent a warning to local residents and visitors after a large amount of dead fish were found in city lakes.
Sanitary Risk Protection Director Leopoldo Jimenez asked residents and visitors to avoid swimming, fishing or consuming fish from the city zoo, Laguna Mexico and Rio Hardy.
The warning was published while the state determines the cause the fish die-offs.
Jimenez said canals and lakes are not areas for water sports so residents must avoid having straight contact with water.
On Tuesday, thousands of fish were found dead at Laguna Mexico.
The director also asked residents to avoid purchasing fish and shrimp from street vendors. In case of illness, residents must seek medical attention immediately.
Jiménez said local, state and Mexican agencies are working together to address the issue.
In a press release, Mexico’s National Water Commission said local, state and federal authorities believe the cause of the die-offs is weather-related since water quality was determined to be at normal level.