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Infant dies of herpes after circumcision. You'll never believe how he caught it.

Posted by on Mar. 4, 2012 at 1:03 PM
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An infant, not pictured, in Brooklyn died after contracting herpes through a religious circumcision ritual.

A two-week old boy died at a Brooklyn hospital in September after contracting herpes through a religious circumcision ritual that ignited controversy in 2005 after another infant died, the Daily News has learned.

The unidentified infant died Sept. 28, 2011, at Maimonides Hospital, according to a spokeswoman for the city Medical Examiner, who confirmed the death after a News inquiry.

The cause of death was listed as “disseminated herpes simplex virus Type 1, complicating ritual circumcision with oral suction.”

City officials declined to comment Friday.

It’s unclear who performed the circumcision.

In 2004, city health officials revealed that a baby boy died after a circumcision carried out by a Rockland County rabbi who specializes in the centuries-old, ultra-Orthodox ritual known as metzizah b’ peh.

Under the practice, the rabbi or mohel removes blood from the wound with his mouth — a practice city health officials have criticized, saying it carried “inherent risks” for babies.

In 2004, three infants circumcised by Rabbi Yitzchok Fischer were determined to have contracted herpes, city officials said.

Among them were twins circumcised in October 2004 after Fischer performed the religious ceremony known as a bris.

tzambito@nydailynews.com



Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/infant-death-maimonides-hospital-linked-circumcision-article-1.1032432#ixzz1oAko3sEW

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triforcechick
by on Mar. 4, 2012 at 1:05 PM
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Omg! Poor baby, that is terrible. And removing the blood with his mouth? That is disgusting!
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peachesforme
by on Mar. 4, 2012 at 1:16 PM
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people are sick

maciymommieof3
by on Mar. 4, 2012 at 1:21 PM
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 agreed

Quoting triforcechick:

Omg! Poor baby, that is terrible. And removing the blood with his mouth? That is disgusting!

 

kitty8199
by on Mar. 4, 2012 at 1:39 PM
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Uhhhhhhhhh
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thatgirl70
by Carin on Mar. 4, 2012 at 3:50 PM
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For reasons like this, I can understand why people are against circ'ing. I mean hell if this was common practice, I'd be against it too. 

Autumn22
by on Mar. 4, 2012 at 3:54 PM
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Genital mutilation and sexual assult. Awesome.
Poor baby. :(
Im glad I dont circ my boys. :)
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mrs.seri
by on Mar. 4, 2012 at 3:55 PM
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Dude, WTF?!?!?!?!
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yourpassion
by on Mar. 4, 2012 at 3:59 PM
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Oh geeze!!!! Those poor babies!!!
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Elyssa414
by on Mar. 4, 2012 at 3:59 PM
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Seriously! :(

Quoting Autumn22:

Genital mutilation and sexual assult. Awesome.

Poor baby. :(

Im glad I dont circ my boys. :)
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LyTe684
by on Mar. 4, 2012 at 4:02 PM
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This. Holy mother of all things What the fucking fuck...?!?!?

Quoting triforcechick:

Omg! Poor baby, that is terrible. And removing the blood with his mouth? That is disgusting!
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