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Hungary: Santa Should Avoid Kissing Children
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The state health authority in Hungary is cracking down. Officials are worried that Santa Claus might get swine flu, or spread it. Although the color of his beard suggests that Santa is not in a high-risk group, he does come in contact with kids. Hungarian authorities issued an advisory that Santa should avoid kissing children. And he should also get vaccinated if possible.

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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep with a code of conduct for Santa Claus.

The state health authority in Hungary is cracking down. Officials are worried the old guy might get swine flu, or spread it. Although the color of his beard suggests that Santa is not in a high-risk group, he does come in contact with kids, and so Hungarian authorities issued an advisory that Santa should avoid kissing children during this holiday season. He should also, of course, get vaccinated if possible.

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