Another New York Infant Gets Herpes From Controversial Circumcision Rite

Another infant in New York City has been infected with herpes during a metzitzah b’peh ritual, city health authorities reported.

The infection occurred in November, according to an official statement. The baby was diagnosed with herpes 12 days after his circumcision, during which the mohel applied direct oral suction on the infant’s penis. The infection is the fourth reported herpes infection due to metzitzah b’peh in New York City in 2014, and the 17th since 2000.


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