Australian tourists in Bolivia attacked by flesh eating maggots
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Australian tourists in Bolivia attacked by flesh eating maggots

La Paz : Bolivia | Jan 11, 2013 at 7:01 PM PST
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An Australian couple had gone on vacation to the Amazon and became victims of flesh eating maggots – they have to now remain there in Bolivia for at least a month to get rid of the maggots.

This has been reported in nzherald.co.nz of 8th of January 2013.

It seems the couple had gone down the Amazon River and were bitten by what they thought were mosquito - but, they were in fact maggots that enter the body, remain under the skin and leave a wound when they leave the body!!

Getting rid of these maggots is a long-drawn out process – a Vaseline-like substance has to be applied on the affected portion so that air supply to the maggots is stopped.

The maggots then die and have to be extracted out from the body, one by one.

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