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Flu causes ban on high-fives at soccer club

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NEW YORK, N.Y. -

Many people are taking drastic measures to prevent the flu virus from spreading.

A youth soccer club in New York is requesting children stop high-fiving and hand shaking at games.

The Manhattan Soccer Club sent an e-mail to parents making the recommendation.

The president of the soccer club is also an infectious disease specialist.

"We just thought it would be prudent to have some safety protocols in place for the kids."

"At the end of the game , they'll meet each other and give each other the elbow."

The e-mail also asks parents to keep sick players home and encourage players to practice good hygiene, like hand washing.

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