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Bris, Metitsa & Herpes

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Here's a link talking about what I mentioned- Herpes risk from this practice.

http://health.discovery.com/news/hea...d=520392&tid=4
post #2 of 8
Just heard this in the religious thread, which I had not heard. I woulda thought Tony would ahve been all over this one- for those of you who know who Tony is:

The mohel tested neg. for herpes and was cleared.

Has anyone else heard that? Just wanted to get an update.

BTW, the above link was not working for me- I'd like to read that info.

Thanks,

Jessica
post #3 of 8
http://pediatrics.aappublications.or...ull/114/2/e259
"Neonatal Genital Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 Infection After Jewish Ritual Circumcision: Modern Medicine and Religious Tradition"

I don't know if that's of interest to anyone, but the problem is well known and has been documented.
post #4 of 8
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Originally Posted by jessjgh1
Just heard this in the religious thread, which I had not heard. I woulda thought Tony would ahve been all over this one- for those of you who know who Tony is:
Is it the same Tony that is a moderator on a circumcision support board at another site?

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The mohel tested neg. for herpes and was cleared.
I had read that Mayor Bloomberg had dropped charges against the mohel and had turned it over a rabbinical court but not that he had tested negative for HSV1. Do you have a source for that?



Frank
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Originally Posted by Frankly Speaking
Is it the same Tony that is a moderator on a circumcision support board at another site?
Yeah, I'm just surprised if this is true that he wouldnt' have posted it up and down and sideways over there.

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I had read that Mayor Bloomberg had dropped charges against the mohel and had turned it over a rabbinical court but not that he had tested negative for HSV1. Do you have a source for that?
I don't have a source, but I thought I'd check here first. I'll have to ask for the source on the spirituality circ thread (Emily, Queen of the Pride's post got moved over there) - I just am sure that will not go over very well. I'll try to do some more searching first but if I don't find it, I'll ask for a source.

Jessica
post #6 of 8
What I've been hearing is that the results haven't been (and, presumably won't be) publically released. What we do know is that he's now being required to use a glass tube and or gauze to do the suctioning instead of his mouth. Hmm.

More info:

Neonatal Genital Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 Infection After Jewish Ritual Circumcision: Modern Medicine and Religious Tradition

http://pediatrics.aappublications.or...ull/114/2/e259

(Pictures-VERY graphic: http://pediatrics.aappublications.or...406150001.jpeg)

New York Times: Fear rabbi gave tots herpes, Probe death of baby after circumcision

http://www.nydailynews.com/front/sto...p-237314c.html

Rabbi probed for circumcised infants’ herpes: Baby died from disease after undergoing procedure.

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/6898403/

Risky Circumcision: Old Jewish practice causes herpes

http://www.usnews.com/usnews/health/.../hb041102c.htm

The Jewish Week: City Risking Babies’ Lives With Brit Policy: Health Experts

http://www.thejewishweek.com/news/ne...p3?artid=11539

Jen
post #7 of 8
Yet again, humaity continues to disgust me.

Tara
post #8 of 8
grown man sucking on a baby's penis?

:Puke
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