Maggots Rid Patients Of Antibiotic-resistant Infection, MRSA

Since I’ve been talking about MRSA, here’s an interesting news item (don’t click if you don’t want to see maggots in a wound):
University of Manchester researchers are ridding diabetic patients of the superbug MRSA – by treating their foot ulcers with maggots. Professor Andrew Boulton and his team used green bottle fly larvae to treat 13 diabetic patients whose foot ulcers were contaminated with MRSA and found all but one were cured within a mean period of three weeks, much quicker than the 28-week duration for the conventional treatment.

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