During cold and flu season, one way to help patients, employees, and visitors kill cold and flu viruses¿ is through the use of KLEENEX® Anti-Viral Facial Tissue. KLEENEX Anti-Viral Facial Tissue is the only facial tissue that kills 99.9 percent of cold and flu viruses(1). When moisture from a runny nose, cough, or sneeze comes in contact with KLEENEX® Anti-Viral Tissue's special middle layer, cold and flu viruses are trapped and killed.
Having a box of these tissues in waiting rooms is a great way to encourage patients to observe "respiratory etiquette" by making it easier for them to cough or sneeze into a tissue. Covering your mouth and nose with a disposable tissue when coughing or sneezing is also one of several recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to help prevent others from getting sick.
"Providing a premium, branded product like this in the waiting room is yet another way to demonstrate to patients that you care, and it's a gesture that they will appreciate," said Henrik Matzen, associate tissue category manager for Kimberly-Clark Professional.
KLEENEX Anti-Viral Facial Tissue is also gentle enough to be used by children as well as the entire family at any time of year. The super-premium three-ply tissue has a special formula on the outer layer for added softness.
Patient information is also available on the following topics:
• Virus Q&A
• Colds and Flu "Mythconceptions"
• Feeling Under the Weather?
• Mom's Stay-Well Tips
• Germ Zappers Game
• Handwashing Checklist
The information can be obtained via the KLEENEX® Brand Web site by visiting www.kleenex.com or call (888) 346-GOKC.
(1) Virucidal against Rhinoviruses Type 1A and 2 (Rhinoviruses are the leading cause of the common cold); Influenza A and Influenza B (causes of the flu); and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV, the leading cause of lower respiratory infections in children) in the tissue within 15 minutes.