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In the news: CoughCover could help the sick combat flu and cold viruses

Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, February 23, 2009

Coughing and sneezing into a shirt sleeve may sound repulsive, but it's one nurse's hope for effectively stopping the spread of flu and cold viruses.

Retired nurse anesthetist Michele Strocel invented the patent-pending CoughCover, a disposable, five-layered piece of fabric users can adhere to their sleeves and into which they can cough or sneeze. The patch captures cough or sneeze debris and kills the germs with an antiviral agent that is infused into one of the product's layers which, according to the CoughCover Web site, is proven to kill 99.9% of cold and flu viruses. The product can be used hands-free and worn for extended periods of time, which may make it a safe alternative to using a tissue when practicing personal respiratory hygiene.

Strocel plans to introduce and start selling the CoughCover online this month, as well as at the Genesee Valley Center in Flint, MI and online.

Source: Lansing State Journal

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