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Worst of Severe Flu Season Still to Come

This year is shaping up to be one of the worst flu seasons in recent history. The Flu season is an annually recurring period of time characterized by outbreaks of influenza. The season normally occurs during the cold half of the year in each hemisphere, late fall to early spring in the United States. And we are right smack in the middle of it.  In fact, the flu has ramped up early this year and is rapidly spreading across the country, with widespread flu activity in 46 states, according to the latest data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control...

Empress Anti-Microbial Vinyl Gloves Now Available!

Empress Products have just released a new line in their glove offering, Anti-Microbial Vinyl Gloves. Varied industries, from supermarkets, restaurants and food processors, to healthcare facilities and Jan/San suppliers, face concerns regarding microbial cross contamination. More broadly, distributors and end-users in these industries face the weight of bio-burden in their products and services. Bio-burden refers to the number of bacteria living on an un-sterilized surface. It’s a factor that is often difficult to measure under everyday conditions, but it’s an ever-present concern wherever health safety is a top priority. Simply put – protecting your products and customers from “bad germs”...

Cold and Flu Season Is Upon Us; Fight Back

It’s that time of the year again… We are not talking about tax season, but peak Cold and Flu season. Flu season is an annually recurring period of time characterized by outbreaks of influenza. The season occurs during the cold half of the year in each hemisphere, late fall to early spring in the United States. And we are right smack in the middle of it. Influenza can sometimes be predicted and tracked geographically. While the beginning of major flu activity in each season varies, in any specific location these epidemics usually take about 3 weeks to peak and another...

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Offer Cold and Flu Relief with Clorox Rebates for End Users!

In case you haven’t noticed the ambient chorus of coughs, sneezes and sniffles all around you, cold and flu season is in full swing. This is the time of year where antibacterial and disinfectant sales of everything are sure to climb, meaning increased sales opportunities for DSRs! Through the end of flu season, Clorox is offering added relief to end users and added sales opportunities to distributors, offsetting the high cost of healthy living with two valuable Clorox rebate coupons for illness-preventing products. Both of these Clorox rebate coupons offer your customers up to $50 cash back when purchasing 1-3...

Preparing a Toolkit for Cold and Flu Season

If this winter will be anything like last year, the majority of the country should be preparing for a long, cold, snowy winter. (Great for shovel sales, bad for us.) As you would expect, being cooped up indoors for months on end with the heat blasting creates a perfect environment for germs to shack up with their unwilling hosts. While the CDC jury is still out on the severity of this year’s flu season, it’s always better to prepare for the worst, especially considering we may be in for a rough season overall. In the sales and distribution industry, the...

5 Basic Flu Survival Tips for DSRs

DSRs and salespeople in general are especially susceptible to getting sick, as are their customers. When you consider all of the handshaking, surface-touching and traveling that occurs on a daily basis, the likelihood of contact with flu-infected people as well as the odds of passing it on are quite high compared to the average person. This is of most concern throughout the winter season, and this year in particular as the US faces the highest incidences of flu in recent history. According to an article on USNews.com, “CDC data shows this year’s flu has struck early and often. Doctor visits...

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Helping Your Customers Reduce Flu Incidences in Just 30 Seconds

Now in full swing, this year’s flu (H3N2) in particular has been quite severe- with a 6.2% increase in incidence over last year, as shown on the map to the left. With your customers surely looking for ways to minimize their risks, Reckitt-Benckiser has issued a brand new sell sheet for Lysol Professional products– specifically for cold and flu season! On the sell sheet are various options for antimicrobial cleaning, with a 30-second kill claim guarantee for H1N1 and H3N2, as well as 50 other microorganisms. There are few things in life that come with a full guarantee. One guarantee...

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New study finds schools are unprepared for pandemics

A new study published in the American Journal of Infection Control finds that 40% of schools in the United States are unprepared for a new pandemic. “Less than half of U.S. schools address pandemic preparedness in their school plan, and only 40 percent have updated their school plan since the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, according to study published in the September 2012 issue of the American Journal of Infection Control.“ Approximately 2,000 elementary, middle, and high school nurses in 26 states were surveyed. It was found that these schools were not prepared for another pandemic. Schools are mandated by the U.S....