Preventing Germs with Kleenex®

Every year, the U.S. has a seasonal flu epidemic and 2018 was memorable for high levels of flu activity and hospitalizations.1 This cold and flu season, stock up on Kleenex facial tissue and Kleenex hand sanitizer to help prevent germs from spreading. Leverage Kleenex, one of the world's most recognizable and respected brands.

Kleenex Cold & Flu Season

How Are You Affected by the Cold or Flu Virus?

The average desk carries more than 20,000 GERMS per sq. in. AND… carries 400 times more bacteria than the average toilet seat

Germs in the Workplace

Germs can live on porous surfaces, such as paper and tissue for eight to 12 hours, and up to 48 hours on nonporous surfaces, such as doorknobs, keyboards and desks. A severe strain of flu can live on some surfaces as long as six days! It’s no surprise that more than 80% of employees miss work each year due to minor illnesses such as cold or flu.

A virus on 1 person's hand can be transferred to up to 6 different people

Why Kleenex Brand?

According to the Centers for Disease Control, hand hygiene is one of the most effective measures for reducing the spread of germs and preventing illness. Kleenex Anti-Viral Facial Tissue has a treated middle layer that kills 99.9% of cold and flu viruses within 15 minutes, and Kleenex Lotion Facial Tissue is infused with pure aloe and vitamin E to help soothe sensitive areas.

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Paper Towels vs. Air Dryers

Paper Towels vs. Air Dryers

When your guests and employees leave the restroom, their hands shouldn't have more bacteria and viruses than when they walked in. But, when drying with a jet air dryer, hands are actually more likely to be re-contaminated during the drying process.

Create a Healing Home Environment

Create a Healing Home Environment

Provide patients and their families with comfort and care to help them heal faster and leave the hospital happier. See how Kimberly-Clark is helping long term care facilities achieve higher HCAHPS scores by creating healing home environments.

1"Frequently Asked Flu Questions 2017-2018 Influenza Season." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. March 30, 2018. Accessed May 15, 2018. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/season/flu-season-2017-2018.htm