Getting sick is not at the top of anyone's list.

However every year, the U.S. has a seasonal flu epidemic, and 2018 was especially memorable for its high levels of flu activity and hospitalizations, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Preventing the spread of germs during Cold & Flu Season is paramount to keeping workers, students and healthcare professionals healthy. Prevention is also important to keeping costs down for Americans. The estimated average total economic burden of influenza to the U.S. healthcare system and society is $11.2 billion.1


How is the cold or flu virus spread? 

Cold & Flu Season can happen year-round. Activity normally begins in October and peaks from December through February. Exposure to cold or flu germs is as simple as being sneezed on or giving a handshake because the virus can be spread by air or by hand. 


How can the spread of cold or flu viruses be prevented?

Proper hand hygiene is one of the most effective measures in reducing the spread of germs and preventing illness, according to the CDC.

Kleenex®, one of the world's most recognizable and respected brands, has many hygienic solutions for keeping hands germ free including hand sanitizer and facial tissue.

Kleenex® Anti-Viral††Facial Tissue has a treated middle layer that kills 99.9% of cold and flu viruses. This patented, one-of-kind tissue stamps out viruses within 15 minutes.

Kleenex Reveal Ultra Moisturizing Foam Hand Sanitizer features an antimicrobial strength formulation that's gentle enough to leave hands feeling nourished and healthy. It utilizes natural cucumber and green tea extracts to moisturize skin and improve hydration by 30%.


Prepare for Cold & Flu Season

Kleenex® has been trusted for over 90 years by consumers to keep them healthy and hygienic. To learn more about Kleenex® Brand Solutions for Cold & Flu Season, click here.




1 “Economic Burden of Seasonal Influenza in the United States.” Vaccine 36, no. 27 (June 22, 2018): 3960-966. Abstract accessed July 17, 2018.

†† In the tissue within 15 minutes. 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), Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV, the leading cause of lower respiratory infection in children).


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