HEALTHY LIVING
10/20/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Nov 17, 2011

Swine Flu Upsets Rituals Of Greeting

When it comes to avoiding the transmission of swine flu - without awkwardness or rudeness - perhaps the Samoans are best prepared.

"In Samoa, people do not touch when they greet each other," the linguistic anthropologist Alessandro Duranti says.

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