Grazings in the Central Valley of Mexico have prompted an outbreak of fungus, prompting authorities to close more than half of the state’s parks and recreation centers.
In a statement, the state government said the fungus was discovered in June while workers were clearing land in the central state of Oaxaca.
The state has been plagued by droughts and the presence of the fungus has contributed to the increased numbers of people in the area and a shortage of water.
The fungus was first detected in Mexico City and was found in the state of Chihuahua in August, and the state was among the first to declare a state of emergency in September.
More than 400 people have died in the crisis and hundreds of thousands have been left without drinking water and clean cooking facilities.