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It’s not in the Torah. It seems like a simple solution, if they must do this obsecene ritual, then test your Rabbi for herpes and other STDs before you let them blow your son. September after contracting herpes through a religious circumcision ritual that ignited controversy in 2005 after another infant died, the Daily News has learned. This is the government forcing a rabbi practicing a religious ritual to tell his congregants it could hurt their child. Babies are sickened by MBP-transmitted HSV-1 infections. The board members, who are supposed to be apolitical and concerned only with public health, are being asked to vote down a policy meant to mitigate risk on the grounds that it is unenforceable. BV is associated with pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and can increase the risk of miscarriage and preterm delivery (2).

CS Lewis wrote everything as a Christian allegory and one wonders. But it takes place on the ritual circumcision of a mohel, the epithelium is most often removed only after the foreskin was amputated. The boy’s mother, Heather Hironimus, doesn’t want him circumcised, but father Dennis Nebus disagrees, reports the Broward-Palm Beach New Times . 12) And The Others? In Africa, where H.I.V. 2055911 Another newborn boy has contracted herpes after a controversial Jewish circumcision ritual the fourth case this year and the 17th since 2000, city health officials said Wednesday. de Blasio as part of a board shake-up.

Somekh said his conclusion from this study was that many secular parents simply aren’t familiar with the details of the ceremony and therefore don’t pay attention to whether or not the mohel uses oral suction. “There are no known medical benefits to sucking [the blood],” he said. Circumcision involves the partial or complete removal of the foreskin (prepuce); a number of methods are used.[6] In Canada, the majority of newborn male circumcisions are performed by medical practitioners and most of the remainder by skilled traditional providers. The rabbi does warn parents that circumcision, in general, has its risks, just like any medical procedure. They believe that many neonatal herpes cases the city attributes to mohels were caused by a family member or a caregiver touching the circumcision wound with a finger or hand. HSV-1 infection can spread when infected saliva touches a mucous membrane or a cut or break in the skin. But of those six cases, parents refused to identify the person who performed the circumcision — called a mohel — in four.

It should dedicate itself to working with rabbinic leaders to make them aware of the unequivocal scientific and medical facts about the dangers of DOS and the urgency of using existing safe and acceptable alternatives. Between 2000 and 2011, New York City identified 11 cases of infant herpes that it believed were caused by infected mohels performing MBP. ritual circumcision was the source of HsV-1 transmission in 7 infants (31.8% of cases). Instead, City Hall says that Orthodox leaders have pledged to ensure mohels undergo the test; penalties would be enforced by the Orthodox community, not by city law. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said shortly after taking office on Jan. But the consent rule, introduced under former Mayor Michael R. But the city’s mohels, believed to perform more than 3,000 rites annually, say they apply strict medical procedures, including testing for herpes, sterilizing their hands and rinsing with mouthwash before the ceremony.

A New York City infant was recently infected with herpes after undergoing a controversial circumcision rite, but survived, health officials said. The incidence in 2008 was about 55 to 57 percent based on hospital coding data, but this is probably an underestimate of the true incidence of circumcised males, which is likely closer to 80 percent, due to miscoding and because some circumcisions are performed after hospital discharge or later in life for religious, medical, or personal reasons [1]. If an infant is found to have herpes after a circumcision, officials will ask a rabbinical coalition to identify the mohel who performed it so his DNA can be tested. Repeat: Two of those infants died, and two others have suffered significant brain damage as a result. Aaron Glatt, a Modern Orthodox rabbi and infectious disease specialist, told the Forward that although there is a “theoretical risk” that herpes can be transmitted via MBP, it has never been “conclusively proven.” Glatt said that until doctors can prove a conclusive link, parents should defer to their rabbi for guidance on whether MBP should be performed. Two weeks ago, Israel’s state-funded haredi chief rabbis were reportedly set to release a letter to mohels telling them that metzitzah b’peh (MBP), the direct mouth—to-bloody-penis sucking done by many mohels after removing the baby’s foreskin, is potentially dangerous and should no longer be done. The Huffington Post reported that the parents have remained anonymous to protect the identity of their son.