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Swine flu prompts “social distancing” campaign at Dalhousie

Keep a one-metre distance from other students, says university

If Dalhousie University has its way, frosh week just won’t be the same this fall. Concern about swine flu is prompting school officials to tell students to keep their distance from one another, reports the CBC.

To keep H1N1, which has been to shown to strike young adults in particular, at bay, Dal is advising students to avoid shaking hands, hugging and kissing, and to hold meetings over the phone. Students however, remain skeptical that the “social distancing” campaign will keep them from hanging out with their friends.

Posters are going up around Dalhousie’s campus to remind students how to stay healthy.

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