Defend Against Influenza

Breathing, talking, coughing, and sneezing release influenza viruses into the air, with sizes ranging from submicron particles to large droplets. These submicron particles can remain suspended in the air for long periods of time with the potential to infect those coming in contact with them.


A cohort study assessed the burden of influenza-like illness (ILI) in the workplace among working adults aged 50–64 years. The research found that ILI was responsible for:

  • 45% of all days of illness during the influenza season
  • 39% of all illness-related work days lost
  • 49% of all days with illness-related reduced on-the-job productivity

89% of Flu Particles in the Air

89% of Influenza virus-carrying particles can stay airborne indefinitely. – PLOS Pathogens 2013

Source: PLOS Pathogens 2013