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Despite the fact that we’re not officially in the midst of cold and flu season, Swine Flu and other viral and bacterial illnesses are very much a presence in our country. Hand washing and antibacterial gels are a staple in our household. Here are some facts you may not know about the cold and and flu.
- It is estimated that there are more than 125 million workdays missed by parents who stay home with a sick child
- One sneeze can spray 100,000 infectious droplets into the air at more than 200 MPH
- Cold and flu viruses can live up to 24-hours on hard surfaces and up to 3 hours on your skin
- Rhinovirus is most active from late fall, spring and summer
- Up to 189 million school days are missed each year due to a cold
If and when you do get sick, you may want to consider the all-new Kleenex Anti-Viral Tissues. I haven’t tried them yet, but these “super” tissues can actually kill viruses. Here is a little more information from the site:
Wash your hands before you eat, after you use the bathroom, after you play with a pet and when you come in from playing outdoors Get a good night’s sleep every night. Sleep can help strengthen the immune system Dispose of used tissues in the trash as soon as possible
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