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Cultural circumcision routine leads to herpes risk

Infants are being exposed to herpes during ritual Jewish circumcisions where the blood from the wound is suctioned orally by another adult who may be infected. The study highlights the risks to the infant involved in this procedure - some had recurrent episodes of infection and one even developed neurological problems as a result. The researchers reiteratate that the circumcision process itself poses no risk. The oral suctioning of the blood is the risky part of the procedure and can be performed with the aid of equipment.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Only punjab

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About: Cultural circumcision routine leads to herpes risk

Date: 15 October 2004

Source: Only punjab


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