Both babies are believed to have contracted the disease following metzitzah b’peh, a ritual in which the circumciser places his lips on the infant’s penis to suction blood from the circumcision wound. “oral suction”) on their private parts during the bris milah (circumcision) rite. Higher risk of UTI at older ages as well. Some Orthodox Jews hold the practice sacred and accuse the city of violating religious freedom. Although circumcision deaths in the U.S. The cause of the HSV infections was attributed to the aforementioned ultra-Orthodox Jewish circumcision ritual metzitzah b’peh. The Jewish Daily Forward reports that “another New York infant get herpes from controversial circumcision rite,” with this case happening in November.
My son not circumcised yet because hospital where he was born is anti circumcision. Herpes is forever. Another New York Infant Gets Herpes From Controversial Circumcision Rite. When the dressing comes off, continue this routine until healing is complete, in about a week. Benjamin Gezundheit, a pediatric specialist from Soroka Medical Center in Be’er Sheva. The fact that modern parents still allow this is unbelievable. Zwiebel noted that in 2006 the New York State Department of Health released a guide for mohels with instructions for preventing the spread of herpes.
If the child is born prematurely or has other serious medical problems, the brit milah will be postponed until the doctors and mohel deem the child strong enough. When three New York City infants contracted herpes after metzizah b’peh by one mohel and one of them died, New York authorities took out a restraining order against the mohel requiring use of a sterile glass tube, or pipette. Herpes Strikes Two More Infants After Ritual Circumcision. Since 2000, there have been 13 cases of herpes associated with the ritual, including two deaths and two other babies with brain damage. If, God forbid, there was a danger, we would be the first to stop the practice. A herpes infection in a newborn baby has the risk of leading to severe illness and death, said Varma. In the Big Apple, another controversial circumcision allegedly led to a baby contracting the herpes virus.
According to the New York Daily News, a haredi mohel. Circumcision Ritual, Baby’s Herpes Linked: Ancient Jewish Ritual Angers Public In NYC. Once the virus enters the host body, the person has it for a lifetime. The results were quite convincing. Another infant has been infected with herpes during a metzitzah b’peh ritual, or circumcision. New York City Infant Contracts Herpes From Circumcision Ritual. It is a common traditional practice among many haredi Orthodox mohels.
A controversial circumcision practice has led to the infection of a New York City baby with neonatal herpes, according to the city’s health department. Two of those cases have resulted in death and another two in brain damage. A baby died at a New York hospital in September after contracting herpes from a controversial circumcision ritual. Another infant died in 2005 after contracting herpes from a rabbi who performed the procedure. At least three infants are thought to have contracted the disease from the same mohel in 2004, but when city officials denounced the practice, Haredi leaders became defensive and alleged government shouldn’t impede on a religious ritual, according to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. So too must the government do what is necessary to prevent parents from subjecting their children to a procedure that can infect them with herpes and threaten their lives. In April, another haredi baby was infected with the Herpes Simplex 1 virus (HSV-1) through the dangerous primarily-haredi circumcision practice known and that the mohel had not been identified.
2012-06-07 How 11 New York City Babies Contracted Herpes Through Circumcision. Informed Consent For Dangerous Haredi Circumcision Practice. That is as neutral and generally applicable as it gets. Mike Grynbaum ( grynbaum) September 9, 2015 It was previously reported that ultra-Orthodox rabbis have vociferously opposed informed consent: It wants no restrictions on circumcision at all – not even a simple verbal warning pointing out the danger of transmitting herpes and other communicable diseases to babies whose immune systems are so new and undeveloped, a herpes infection can kill them or maim them for life. Two new cases of dangerous neonatal herpes following ritual Jewish circumcision with direct orogenital suction were reported in New York City in July 2014. The baby was admitted to the hospital and treated with acyclovir and clindamycin. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio needs to be more concerned about the death of Jewish children and less concerned about the clout of ultra-Orthodox rabbis who have done nothing to prevent those deaths.
Last week, New Yorkers learned that yet another newborn has contracted herpes after undergoing a brit milah, a ritual circumcision, that included MBP. Two of the babies died, at least two suffered brain damage, and the strong possibility exists that there may be many other unreported cases. Article in NY Newspaper Aims to Import Incitement Against Haredim in NY – English Translation. A newborn in New York contracted herpes from a controversial Jewish ritual circumcision rite. Kelly Wroblewski, director of infectious disease programs at the Association of Public Health Laboratories, said the method is similar to that used to trace related cases in investigations for other infectious diseases, such as tuberculosis or hospital-acquired infections. N.Y. mayor must outlaw dangerous circumcision rite before another baby dies.
A newborn in New York contracted herpes from a controversial Jewish ritual circumcision rite. The baby was treated for the genital rash five days after his circumcision. A Haredi circumcision performed on a NYC infant has infected the baby with herpes, according to the city s department of health. Circumcision: Baby with herpes contracted disease via strange Jewish ceremony. Two of those cases have resulted in death and another two in brain damage. Another Baby Gets Herpes From Dangerous Haredi Circumcision Practice. The medical science is quite clear: if an infant has an open sore exposed to the saliva of an adult with active herpes, that infant has an increased risk of death or permanent disability.
What belief is being burdened by the requirement that the mohel tell the parents the practice is dangerous to infants? That is when the person whose life is at stake will be at the forefront of consideration, as it is obvious that finding some means of deterring these risks to infants serves a compelling interest and that the law is narrowly tailored to the single practice during the circumcision ritual that puts the infants most at risk. Why Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Babies Keep Getting Herpes. Metzitzah b’peh (MBP), the orogential (mouth to genitals) suctioning of blood from the penis of an infant male following circumcision, poses one of the most unique and upsetting public health issues. Since 2000, 16 cases of neonatal herpes have resulted from MBP in New York City alone, with three proving fatal and others causing long-term health effects, including brain damage. Hasidic rabbis to demonstrate one segment is holier than another.