Religious circumcision ritual leaves another Jewish baby with herpes

December 24, 2014 8:03 PM

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Religious circumcision ritual leaves another Jewish baby with herpes

Another Jewish baby boy has contracted herpes through a controversial religious circumcision ritual, marking the fourth case in 2014, the city's Health Department said.

City health officials believe the baby boy got sick as a result of a centuries-old ritual known as metzizah b'peh practiced by some ultra-Orthodox Jews.

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