New York State Health Department

Mohel At Center Of Bris Controversy Tested Positive For Herpes, Documents Show

04/06/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

Yitzchok Fischer, the mohel who has been tied to four neonatal herpes infections (including one death and one case of brain damage) and ordered to stop the practice of metzitzah b’peh in New York state in 2007, apparently tested positive for the herpes virus, The Jewish Week has learned.

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