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Circumcision ritual gives 2 babies herpes

Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 04/07/2013 @ 2:08 pm In Faith,Health | No Comments

(NYDAILYNEWS) — Two Brooklyn infants have contracted herpes through a controversial religious circumcision ritual in the past three months, according to the city’s Health Department.

The unidentified baby boys became sick after the centuries-old, ultra-Orthodox ritual associated with the bris known as metzizah b’peh.

Under the practice, the rabbi or mohel removes blood from the wound on the baby’s penis with his mouth — a practice city Health Department officials have slammed, saying it carries “inherent risks” for babies.

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