Infections associated with religious rituals

James Pellerin, Michael B. Edmond
2013 International Journal of Infectious Diseases  
This review evaluates the medical literature for religious rituals or ceremonies that have been reported to cause infection. These include an ultra-orthodox Jewish circumcision practice known as metzitzah b'peh, the Christian common communion chalice, Islamic ritual ablution, and the Hindu 'side-roll'. Infections associated with participation in the Islamic Hajj have been extensively reviewed and will not be discussed. ß
doi:10.1016/j.ijid.2013.05.001 pmid:23791225 fatcat:grhmtchm7bazppdtbw6miansfy