To help people navigate cold and flu season and avoid missing out on things because of illness, Clorox® has partnered with Sickweather, a real-time, crowd-sourced illness map of sickness and symptoms. Through this partnership, people can use Sickweather to find out where flu outbreaks are happening so they can take the appropriate prevention measures. You can also report your illness to inform others in your area about what's going around.
With Thanksgiving travel rapidly approaching, now is a great time to download the app to stay informed. Clorox has also released the 10 "sickest" travel hubs powered by Sickweather data; get the full list and see what's going around at https://www.clorox.com/spincycle/10-sickest-transportation-hubs-for-thanksgiving-travelers/.
To track and report illnesses like FluFOMO, join Sickweather Groups. If family, friends or co-workers report illness within your Groups, click the Sympathy Button to share get-well wishes and coming soon, an offer for Clorox disinfecting products.
"Part of Sickweather's value is in making people aware of the illnesses that are spreading around them," said Graham Dodge, CEO of Sickweather. "Our partnership with Clorox couples that awareness with action by enabling users to send offers for Clorox products through the Sympathy Button, a feature we are excited to release soon. Share Sympathy, help stop the spread. It's that simple."
"This time of year is one of the busiest and no one has time to be down and out because of the flu," said Stacy Stokes, associate brand director at the Clorox Company. "We've all missed something because we were sick and it makes you feel worse, so we partnered with Sickweather to help keep people healthy during cold and flu season."
Clorox and Sickweather are two of the tools you can use in the fight against the flu virus. The first line of prevention is a flu shot, which the CDC recommends for everyone aged 6 months and older. Nearly three quarters (72%) of physicians surveyed also recommend taking additional preventative measures to prevent the spread of flu. One common step is regularly disinfecting frequently-touched surfaces. Clorox Disinfecting Wipes are an EPA-registered disinfectant that kill 99.9% of germs including viruses that cause colds and flu and also kill Staph, E. Coli, Salmonella and Strep.
"There are a lot of simple behaviors we can all adopt on a daily basis to help stop the spread of colds and flu," said Dr. Tanya Altmann, pediatrician and founder of Calabasas Pediatrics. "I always remind people to wash hands frequently, follow good health guidelines for eating, exercising and sleeping, and use a disinfectant approved to kill cold and flu viruses, like Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, to wipe down the surfaces we touch most frequently, including doorknobs, light switches, faucets and toys."
Soon, www.Clorox.com will be the one-stop cold and flu season resource you need to help keep a healthy home. While there, you will be able to check the Cold & Flu Tracker powered by Sickweather to find out how severe the flu season is in your area and access the Clorox Stock-Up Calculator to see how to best prepare to help fight the spread of germs and FluFOMO in your own home using Clorox products.
Visit the iTunes App Store and the Google Play Store to download the free Sickweather app and visit www.Clorox.com for more information.
Source: The Clorox Company