Religious Circumcision Leaves Another Jewish Baby With Herpes, 17th Case Linked To Controversial Ritual Of Oral Suction | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Religious Circumcision Leaves Another Jewish Baby With Herpes, 17th Case Linked To Controversial Ritual Of Oral Suction

The controversial practice of a Jewish circumcision ritual has led another newborn baby to contract neonatal herpes in New York City - the fourth case this year and the 17th since 2000, city health officials said Wednesday.

Twelve days after undergoing the ancient ritual, known as metzitzah b'peh, which involves cleaning the circumcision wound by oral suction, the newborn baby was rushed to the hospital in November, the Jerusalem Post reported on Thursday.

Although the unidentified boy has recovered in the latest case, two of the other infected infants since 2000 have died, and at least two have suffered brain damage.

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