Exergen Sees Major Uptick in Thermometer Sales, Marking the Peak of Cold and Flu Season
CDC data coupled with the recent increase in thermometer sales amongst national retailers underscores that consumers are responding to Cold and Flu season
WATERTOWN, Mass., February 6, 2024 – As Cold and Flu season reaches its peak, Exergen, a leading manufacturer of electronic thermometers and maker of the most accurate thermometer on the market, reports a surge in sales across select national retailers. This increase aligns with recent warnings from health professionals that a significant uptick in respiratory virus activity is on the horizon and highlights the growing awareness among consumers about the importance of monitoring their health during this critical time.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports the amount of respiratory illness cases causing people to seek healthcare is increasing across most areas of the country, with 37 states experiencing high or very activity as of January 12, 2024, emphasizing the necessity for reliable temperature measurement devices. Following a notable increase in Exergen thermometer sales reported by national retailers, this surge is indicative of consumers recognizing the need for accurate temperature readings and the importance of proactively seeking trustworthy tools to monitor their health and the health of their loved ones.
During a time of increased respiratory virus activity, it's crucial to address the proliferation of less effective thermometry products that have flooded the market. These less effective devices prompted the FDA to update its webpage warning the public of limitations of non-contact infrared thermometers (NCITs) due to potential unreliability, particularly during the ongoing respiratory virus and common cold season. Exergen emphasizes the importance of consumers being vigilant about the quality of at-home health devices. Not all thermometers are created equal, and having a reliable, clinically proven and accurate thermometer, such as the Exergen Temporal Artery Thermometer, is essential for in-home healthcare.
Dr. Audrey Sue Cruz, a Board-Certified Internal Medicine Physician and Electrical Engineer partnered with Exergen to educate the public about the importance of being vigilant about accurate temperature readings when evaluating symptoms of illness. Dr. Cruz, acknowledged the increase in activity at her own practice during this flu season and emphasizes the importance of having an accurate thermometer on hand, stating, “As a healthcare provider navigating the challenges of Cold and Flu season, I am currently experiencing firsthand the importance of having a reliable thermometer. Exergen's commitment to accuracy offers individuals a trustworthy tool for monitoring their health in a world flooded with inaccurate at-home health devices. Who wouldn’t want to use the same tools that doctors and nurses use and trust? Choosing a thermometer that you can rely on, like Exergen's, is an important step towards ensuring the well-being of yourself, your loved ones, and the general public.”
Exergen remains committed to providing high-quality thermometers that offer accurate temperature readings for individuals and families to protect public health. As the respiratory virus and common cold season continues, the company encourages consumers to prioritize their health and make informed choices when selecting at-home health monitoring devices.
For additional information or to purchase an Exergen thermometer, visit www.exergen.com.
About Exergen Corporation
Exergen invented, manufactures, and markets two series of the TemporalScanner thermometer: a professional version for hospitals and clinics, and a consumer version sold in major retailers nationwide. More than three billion temperatures are taken each year with TemporalScanners. Used in thousands of hospitals and clinics across the country as well as in millions of homes, TemporalScanners are the #1 preference of pediatricians, nurses, and parents. The ExergenTemporalScanner's accuracy is supported by more than 100 peer-reviewed published clinical studies covering all ages from preterm infants to geriatrics and all care areas from hospitals to homes. Exergen has also long been a leader in nursing. For nearly 20 years, it has been part of the nursing profession's educational curriculum. Published textbooks from 2005 to present include Exergen thermometers and have set nurse training standards, relied upon in thousands of nursing programs nationwide.