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Panjiva: Hand sanitizer shipments to the US are down sharply from flu season of 2009

For folks looking to ward off the flu, hand sanitizer could become a highly coveted item.

That’s because shipments of hand sanitizer are down by nearly 40 percent when compared with shipments in 2009, when swine flu hit the US hard, said Panjiva Inc., a firm with offices in New York and Cambridge.

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