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[Merged]Flesh-Eating Maggots Found In Woman's Ear

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A British woman said she "burst into tears" when doctors told her she had flesh-eating maggots living in her ear after a trip to Peru.

Rochelle Harris, 27, had started having severe headaches as she returned to UK following her visit to the South American country with her boyfriend.

She developed sharp shooting pains down one side of her face and also began to hear strange scratching sounds in her head.

http://uk.news.yahoo...53.html#KTvbkGk

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That would be a horrible thing to happen. Glad she will suffer no long term damage.

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I think I'm going to be sick, that's horrendous.

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GROSS !

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What a nightmare!!!

I know of this happening to people in nursing homes. They get a lot of buildup in the ear which attracts flies due to the odor and the patients can't talk or are unaware. Fortunately they didn't eat into the flesh.

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The scratching sound that Rochelle Harris kept hearing was all in her head — literally.

After the British tourist returned from a vacation in Peru earlier this year, she started experiencing headaches, shooting pains down the side of her face and an unexplained discharge from one ear.

Those symptoms, plus the bizarre scratching sounds she continued hearing, prompted Harris to visit a doctor soon after her return to England.

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Though doctors at first dismissed the symptoms as nothing more than an ear infection, specialists soon made a startling discovery: Harris' ear was filled with flesh-eating worms, according to the Daily Mail.

The worms that Harris, 27, was hosting were the larvae of the New World screwworm fly (Cochliomyia hominivorax). The fly is a notorious livestock pest that also seeks out pets, zoo animals and occasionally humans as hosts.

A pregnant female screwworm fly seeks an open wound on the skin of a warm-blooded animal to lay her eggs. Within 24 hours, the eggs hatch into tiny larvae that feed on living tissue and bodily fluids, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

http://www.livescien...ewworm-fly.html

That does it, Im wearing cottom woll in my earswhen I go from now on :yes:

ETA: daily mail orginal story

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2365158/Horrified-woman-27-discovers-headaches-scratching-sounds-inside-head-FLESH-EATING-MAGGOTS.html

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Husbands the world over will now be demanding these worms.

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Husbands the world over will now be demanding these worms.

Kinda weird in a way, my alcoholic step father used to say my mum had a worm in her brain...(35 years ago) when she got cranky that is.. even tho her crankiness was with his boozing!

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