New York – NYC Hospitals Deny Covering Up Herpes Cases From MBP

The city’s board of health will vote on whether to repeal the consent form regulation in September. Stop being silly. While I respect the right of any Jew in this country to practice their religion the way they see fit including doing MbP, I do not concede the right to do so without informing parents of a potential risk to their baby’s health. Learning how to keep up skin immunity with Vitamin C and zinc will usually prevent future outbreaks. They say safeguarding the life of a child is one of the religion’s highest principles. New York City’s Board of Health then adopted an amendment to the city’s Health Code that requires mohels to obtain written consent before performing a bris that includes direct oral suction, and litigation is ongoing regarding the legality of this policy. As another of the guests—a transplant from the East Coast—put it after the whole dinner/show extravaganza, “There is nothing else like this in the world.” We agree.

NYC officials negotiate over ‘oral suction’ circumcision after herpes cases. She always cooperated and never complained. Most non-Orthodox Jews have abandoned the practice, as have even many Orthodox Jews. The health department’s legal counsel wrote that under Freedom of Information Law, the city is not required to reveal whether it has or has not collected certain information. The suit was filed in federal court in Manhattan and asks to stop the DOH from implementing its regulation. Overall, the risk of herpes infection following metzitzah b’peh was 24.4 per 100,000 baby boys between April 2006 and Dec. Other times, he uses the techniques more commonly utilized by non-haredi mohelim, which involve suctioning through a small plastic tube, or gently wiping the area with a piece of gauze, and in the process creating sufficient suction to draw away residual blood.

According to the data, more than 70% of adults have neutralizing antibodies and serve as reservoirs of the virus. On the other hand, here’s a rabbi who explains the custom, and it kind of makes sense. The consent forms remain the regulatory standard for now, but most ultra-Orthodox rabbis have told their faithful not to comply, and the city acknowledges it does not collect them unless there is suspicion of herpes. Most neonatal HSV infections (85%) are transmitted during delivery from a mother with genital herpes; 5% of infections are congenital, and 10% are acquired after birth, usually from adult care-givers. “While the de Blasio administration continues to believe that MBP carries with it health risks, given the sacred nature of this ritual to the community, the administration is pursuing a policy centered around education of health risks by the health care community and respect for traditional practices by the religious community,” the administration statement said. People seeking to prohibit or curb the custom have slandered it as being dangerous. It is unclear how many children have died as a result of HSV1 infection resulting from metitzeh b’peh.

The American Academy Of Pediatrics states that the benefits of circumcision outweigh the risks and I can understand why this is a personal family decision that should be made by parents in conjunction with their own beliefs , and I’m not being closed minded here but.. Can we agree it’s not ok? This information can be looked up in any Jewish Encyclopedia. If so, she can be criminally prosecuted by the state, and would be personally liable civilly if any babies were infected by Fischer. Rabbi Moshe Meiselman claims that it is heresy not to perform metzitzah b’peh on the child’s penis. It is a fact that infants whose tiny bloody penises have been sucked by a Jewish cleric sometimes contract herpes and die. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration, which came into power a year ago with a promise to reconsider an existing regulation on the ritual, is now negotiating with a group of rabbis over how to protect children’s health while still preserving religious freedom.

17:14. But Fischer has apparently been violating that ban with impunity – in part because it appears the ban was never made public. In a strongly worded statement, Dr. The ceremony was held at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill, and after the baby’s penis was cut off during the ceremony, he was rushed to the hospital immediately for some emergency reattachment microsurgery. Last week, the Brooklyn district attorney confirmed that prosecutors are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a two-week old infant who died last fall in Brooklynafter he contracted herpes from a religious circumcision at Maimonides Medical Center. The agreement aims to address health dangers associated with the ritual metzitzah b’peh, or MBP, which has been linked to a form of herpes that can be extremely risky to babies, city officials said. Otherwise, we could hear the baby’s screams as the pervert mohel sucks blood off of his mutilated penis.