Prevent Germs With Kimberly-Clark Professional™

The 2017-2018 cold and flu season was especially severe, including high rates of hospitalization related to cold and flu.1 This year, protect your personnel, employees and guests from cold and flu viruses when you stock up on Kleenex® facial tissues and Kimtech™ sanitizing & disinfecting wipes.

Kleenex Cold & Flu Season

The Economic Costs of Colds & Flu

Each year, cold and flu outbreaks cost the economy:

  • 200 million days of diminished productivity
  • 100 million days of bed disability
  • 75 million days of work absences
  • 22 million visits to healthcare providers2

Where are germs commonly found?

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How long do germs live?

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On porous surfaces (i.e. clothing)
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On nonporous surfaces (i.e. desk)
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For the severe strain of avian flu on some surfaces

What You Can Do To Prevent The Spread of Germs

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC)3. The flu and other serious viruses are commonly spread by coughing, sneezing and unclean hands.

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Paper Towels vs. Air Dryers

Paper Towels vs. Air Dryers

When your guests and employees leave the restroom, their hands should be cleaner than when they walked in. But jet air dryers are actually more likely to re-contaminate hands 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.

* ATP testing measures levels of Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) to determine the cleanliness of surfaces

1 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Frequently Asked Flu Questions 2017-2018 Influenza Season." 2018

2 National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, “Economic Burden of Seasonal Influenza in the United States.” 2018.

3 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Healthy Habits to Help Prevent Flu.” 2018.