Immersion with infectious disease
2 November, 2016
If one has an infectious disease when her mikvah night comes, should she still immerse?
If she feels well enough to immerse, then yes. She should arrange with the mikveh to be the last immersion of the evening so as to minimize risk to other women and to enable the mikveh to take appropriate health measures after her immersion.
If she is infectious to her husband, they should follow their doctor's advice. If relations won't be allowed for medical reasons, she may immerse for other forms of physical closeness as long as her husband agrees.
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