Health May 4, 2023 | 4:30 pm

Minister of Health recommends the use of masks due to dust from the Sahara

Daniel Rivera, the Minister of Public Health, has advised people to take precautions in the presence of dust from the Sahara, Africa, especially those with respiratory problems, whom he recommended using masks. The minister emphasized that people should not be alarmed but rather take precautionary measures to protect their health.

Rivera stated that individuals with respiratory conditions are the most vulnerable to the effects of the dust, and he recommended using masks and following the same hygiene measures used to prevent COVID-19 and influenza. He also advised avoiding exposure to heat and not touching the eyes, as the particles in the dust can cause temporary irritation to the eyes.

The dust from the Sahara arrives regularly before the cyclonic season and creates a dry and humid atmosphere, increasing respiratory diseases and other health conditions such as allergic processes. Rivera’s comments demonstrate the importance of taking preventative measures to protect against the health risks associated with the dust.

1 1 vote
Article Rating
Notify of

Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
May 5, 2023 7:57 am

A dry and humid atmosphere !! I thought that these two were quite different is either humid which means the atmosphere is wet or it is dry.. Anyway it is hard enough breathing through thick air without having a layer of cloth to breath through .Best to stay inside when possible. So far there has been no Sahara dust.

May 5, 2023 11:48 am

This guy is disappointed that mask mandates were eliminated…now is looking for another excuse to use them…Sahara dust storms have been around before humans walked the earth…lol