Things are going to be very cold in Buffalo on New Year's Eve! According to the National Weather Service, the end of 2017 and beginning of 2018 will be near record setting cold. Thinking about a kiss to warm things up and celebrate?

According to a report filed by MetroSource News:

Studies have shown that during an intimate kiss of 10 seconds, on average 80 million bacteria are communicated between the two kissers. This year, those bacteria include infectious mononucleosis, also known as the kissing disease. Cold sores or fever blisters caused by the herpes virus and the flu virus are also potential risks you could face as you lock lips with a lover on New Year's Eve.

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But don't let that keep you from starting the New Year with a smooch. Experts and doctors also say that:

There is no need to give up kissing for the sake of your health and that of your loved ones. While disease-causing bugs can be transferred during a kiss, most won’t cause disease and the risk of serious disease is very small.


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