New York - Report: NYC Health Officials Report 2nd Case Of Infant Herpes From Metzitzah B'Peh
New York - New York City health officials have reported that a second infant has contracted herpes after undergoing metzitzah b’peh.
FORWARD.com (http://bit.ly/17dqrWw) is reporting that the child came down with a fever and developed lesions in its genital area approximately one week after undergoing the controversial procedure.
The child was subsequently diagnosed with Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1.
According to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), the parents of the child failed to submit an informed consent waiver which, as of January 2013, is a requirement for the metzitzah b’peh rite.
Despite the violation, DOHMH says no legal action will be forthcoming.
According to DOHMH records, it is the 13th reported case since 2000.
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