NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes is investigating the death of a 2-week-old boy at Maimonides Medical Center last September.
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The baby contracted herpes from a ritual circumcision where the mouth is used to remove blood.READ MORE: Amazon Web Services Reports Major Outage; Netflix, Venmo, Instacart Among Many Affected Sites
The Daily News reports the boy’s family is not cooperating with authorities. It’s believed the rabbi that performed the Bris is a relative, according to reports, but Hynes isn’t revealing much.
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This type of circumcision is controversal. While the city health department can’t stop it, they recommend strongly against it.