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Study: Fist bumps spread fewer bacteria than handshakes or high-fives

NEW YORK (AP) - Fist bumps spread fewer germs than handshakes and even high-fives.

That's what researchers in Wales say.

Researcher David Whitworth says fist bumps spread only one-twentieth the amount of bacteria that handshakes do.

And, he says high-fives pass along about half the germs handshakes do.

The results of his study are online in today's American Journal of Infection Control.

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