Horror … 120 maggots were removed from a woman’s face after a fly laid eggs on her in hospital. Picture: CMAJ Source: Supplied
A FLY is being blamed for a shocking incident at a hospital where an intensive care patient became riddled with maggots.
The 65-year-old woman presented at a Canadian hospital with a number of problems, not including the maggots, and was placed in intensive care.
It’s believed a fly entered her room and laid eggs while she was asleep.
A report in a Canadian Medical Journal revealed: “During the period, an adult fly (a green blow fly or a green bottle fly) was seen in the intensive care unit.”
Medical shock … It’s believed a fly laid eggs in the woman’s nose and eyes while she was asleep. Picture: CMAJ Source: Supplied
“The patient was in a windowless private room that had an open door.
“The intensive care unit had no windows to the outdoors; thus, it was assumed that the fly had entered the intensive care unit from another part of the hospital.”
Doctors removed at least 120 maggots from the woman.
The incident was documented in 2007, but pictures of the incident have only emerged on social media over the last few days.
Originally published as 120 maggots removed from woman’s face