Report: Youth soccer club bans high-fives due to flu epidemic

Posted at 11:12 AM, Jan 16, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-16 11:16:11-05
Photo credit - Flickr user: Elvert Barnes

Photo credit – Flickr user: Elvert Barnes

NEW YORK (WTKR)— According to a recent report, the flu emergency has some people taking drastic precautions.

As CBS 2’s Steve Langford reported Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a public health emergency for the state of New York over the weekend, as the flu epidemic rocked the nation and hospitals and urgent care centers saw huge crowds.

And as the flu epidemic in the New York area drags on, some are suggesting drastic measures to avoid getting infected. The Manhattan Soccer Club has banned high-fiving and hand shaking at youth soccer games.

Click here for the complete story from CBS New York.

Do you think banning high fives and hand shaking at games is appropriate during flu season?