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Safety Product Company Sees Increased Inquiries Resulting from H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)
Date:5/1/2009

Kidz-Med Thermofocus 5-in-1 Non-Contact Thermometer Available, Safety Prevention

WESTON, Fla., May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The World Health Organization heightened awareness in regards to the swine flu by raising the pandemic flu alert to the second highest level below a global outbreak. Kidz-Med Inc., a leading child health and safety product supplier in the US, has been fielding an increase in inquiries from select hospitals, airports and schools about its Kidz-Med Thermofocus 5-in-1 Non-Contact Thermometer. The entities are preparing to check adults and children for fevers that could possibly result from this current flu outbreak.

Kidz-Med is reaching out to let the public know about how the Kidz-Med Thermofocus can benefit them during this time, and to give tips on prevention and symptoms to watch for.

The Kidz-Med Thermofocus, which was used by medical personnel in Asia during the SARS epidemic (See BBC article: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/2986469.stm), is an ideal instrument to use to diagnose fevers associated with the flu since it has absolutely no contact with the skin, making for a completely hygienic and non-invasive experience; a reading is taken in a second and the thermometer is clinically proven to be accurate and safe.

The Company's CEO, and pediatric clinician, Dr. Christopher F. Tirotta says, "Our goal here isn't to alarm, but simply to keep the public informed on prevention methods and symptoms to watch for. Being that we have been receiving multiple inquiries in regards to using the Thermofocus to diagnose swine flu symptoms, we want to let the public know that we are here to help."

Dr. Tirotta continues:

"The virus is not food-borne and has nothing to do with eating pork -- it is air-borne, spread through tiny particles via coughing and sneezing. So be sure to cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze, dispose of any used tissues and wash your hands thoroughly. If you are out in public, avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth since germs spread this way.

The symptoms between children and adults vary, and if seen, should be attended to by a medical professional immediately. Warning signs in children include fast breathing or trouble breathing, significantly decreased energy level, dehydration, improvement of flu-like symptoms that come back with fever and worsened cough, bluish skin color, irritability more than normal and fever accompanied by a rash. Adults who experience difficulty breathing, dizziness, confusion, pain in the chest or abdomen or persistent vomiting should also be attended to immediately."

He concludes, "Even though we recommend visiting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we are welcoming inquiries during this time should anyone have any questions pertaining to flu safety prevention -- we can be reached via our website at www.kidzmed.com."

About Kidz-Med, Inc.

A division of American Scientific Resources, Inc., Kidz-Med, Inc., was founded in 1993 by Dr. Christopher F. Tirotta to create children's pre-operative educational videos "A Hospital Trip With Dr. Bip" and "Dr. Bip's New Baby Tips". Today, Kidz-Med, Inc. is leading the pediatric and children's health and safety products industry in innovation by providing the most revolutionary patented family-friendly products sourced from around the globe to help keep children safe and parents reassured. For additional information, visit www.kidzmed.com or www.americansci.com.

    Contact for Inquiries:
    Erika Stanczak
    (847) 386-1384 x. 201
    www.kidzmed.com
    estanczak@americansci.com


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