From the Wires
Severe Flu Outbreaks Reported Across The Country's Communities And Schools
LYSOL® Provides Necessary Healthy Hygiene Tips and Effective Products To Help Stop Its Spread
By: PR Newswire
Jan. 17, 2013 03:10 PM
PARSIPPANY, N.J., Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Across the country, families are dealing with one of the most severe cold & flu seasons in recent years. As of this week, 47 states have declared the incidence of the flu to be widespread in their communities, with several issuing a public health emergency, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Equally concerning, an increasing number of school districts have had to close schools because of outbreaks.
To help stop the transmission of flu viruses, which can live on surfaces for up to 48 hours, it is imperative to practice simple hygiene habits such as washing your hands regularly with soap and water, and disinfecting commonly-touched surfaces. The CDC recommends the following effective tips to help families stay healthy during peak flu activity:
As part of its Mission for Health, Reckitt Benckiser, the makers of LYSOL®, supports CDC recommendations on flu prevention by offering a full range of effective products to help keep families healthy: The LYSOL® Healthy Touch™ No-Touch Hand Soap System helps stop the spread of harmful germs by automatically sensing hands and dispensing antibacterial soap; and LYSOL® Disinfectant Spray and Disinfecting Wipes kill bacteria and viruses on commonly touched surfaces.
"Our Mission for Health keeps us perpetually focused on doing more for families and their health and well-being," said LYSOL® Marketing Director Gregory Chabidon. "Given the severity of the flu outbreak this year, we are committed to providing the necessary tools that will help families get through this epidemic better."
LYSOL® recognizes school nurses as integral gatekeepers in managing the wellbeing of students and classrooms nationwide. LYSOL® is a proud supporter of the National Association of School Nurses and is committed to providing the necessary products and resources to encourage healthy habits and help prevent the spread of germs in schools.
For further information on staying healthy during cold and flu season, please visit the following resources:
About Reckitt Benckiser
RB people are at the heart of the company's success. They have an intense drive for action and a desire to outperform wherever they focus, including in CSR where the company is reducing its carbon footprint by 20 percent by 2020 and has a global partnership with Save the Children.
The company has operations in over 60 countries, with headquarters in the UK, Singapore, Dubai and Amsterdam, and sales in almost 200 countries. The company employs about 32,000 people worldwide.
For more information, visit www.rb.com.
SOURCE Reckitt Benckiser
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