Tourist Returns From Peru with Flesh Eating Maggots in ear canal

Posted on July 16, 2013 • Filed under: Latin America Health, Peru, TRAVEL reported that Rochelle Harris, 27, went on holiday to Peru with her boyfriend this year
On the flight back she developed excruciating headaches, face pain, started hearing noises in her head and fluid then leaked from her ear
Went to A&E where doctors thought she had a minor ear infection
But closer inspection revealed a New World Army Screw Worm fly had laid eggs in her ear which had burrowed 12mm into ear canal
Luckily they had not spread to brain or near any major blood vessels
Surgeons removed the flesh-eating creatures and Rochelle made a full recovery
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