Published Thursday, January 30, 2014
A baby boy has been infected with neonatal herpes following a Jewish ritual circumcision. He is still undergoing treatment and his current condition is unclear.
This is the third such infection in two years tied to a controversial rite that involves the direct application of the ritual circumciser’s mouth to the baby’s genitals...
Fourteen babies have contracted herpes...since 2000, and two of those babies died, and two more suffered brain damage!
NYC instituted a consent form in January 2012, where Mohels are directed to ask parents to sign the form...however, a department of health spokeswoman declined to say whether a consent form was signed in this latest case. http://m.forward.com/articles/191918/