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Woman, 28, Squeezes Infected "Insect Bite" on Stomach and Discover She Is Infested With 14 FLESH EATING -MAGGOT After Visiting

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A British woman returned from doing charity work in Africa to find flesh-eating maggots living - and wriggling - in her stomach.

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Pat B (356)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 11:46 am enough with red ants, wasps, around here in Texas, without them critters. Glad that Ms. Stewart went to the doctor to get them taken out...ewwww.

Mitchell D (87)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 7:14 pm
Yes, and there in Texas, well hell y'all, y'all also have the horror of the MAGGOT named Rick Perry, feeding on the dismay of who knows how many women, to fund his sister's bank account!

Veronica C (22)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 7:19 pm

Iveta cer (41)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 8:16 pm
Horrible :((( thanks Carrie

Vicky P (476)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 8:52 pm
oh god :/ that's horrible and scary

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 8:53 pm
It seems that the hotter the weathers, the nastier the parasites. Ouchies. There are times when the winter and -40 is a good thing...not many times but this is one of them.

Lol, Mitchell D. Insulting maggots are you? That is not very nice, maggots have a brain and even feelings and you have gone and hurt them. Don't tell the ones in Africa that you said that or they will hunt you down.

Carrie B (306)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 8:56 pm
Love ya Mitch!

Mary T (358)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 8:57 pm
gross - can't wait to watch the show on Discovery

Jason S (50)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 9:24 pm
Good posting, thanks

Maureen C (4)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 9:30 pm
Sound pretty much like the blowflies you can get in the Amazon basin of South America -- same skin-burrowing and same treatment to get rid of them.

So how do the locals in Gambia deal with these things, 'cuz I'm guessing most don't have clothes dryers or even irons?

Suzanne L (99)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 9:33 pm
Could be featured as an episode of "Monsters Inside Me" on tv. I agree with Dale. There are some primo benefits to living in an area where the extremely long, cold winters curtail many parasites and other nasties from living here.

Sheila D (194)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 9:44 pm
YUK...did not need to know about these things. Noted, with thanks, I think...

. (0)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 9:45 pm
the good news is she was healed.

Jerry B (128)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 9:51 pm
Noted OMG that is so horrible..thanks Carrie!

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 9:58 pm

Yeah, I agree, thanks...I THINK! :-))

Laurie H (817)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 10:02 pm
Wow Carrie---this must have been unnerving & so frightening!!! Thanks for this unusual and eerie posting!!!!~

Tommy D (38)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 10:13 pm
It figures, only in Africa....not at all work turned into a nightmare :-(

PrimaAWAY B (1278)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 10:19 pm
This has freaked me so bad.
I appreciate the post for sure.

I'm not sure i will sleep.
I always worry about this. i have a fear of bug related issues and have sen other stories like this.Not exactly like this one but all horrible and scary.

PrimaAWAY B (1278)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 10:31 pm
Not only in Africa people. maybe this specific fly/situation but I have seen too many right here in states in the USA.


Christine Stewart (134)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 10:44 pm

Shawna S (45)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 10:52 pm
That's just "eWWW"... but I've read about it before.
Thanks for sharing :")

Kitty Cather (6)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 11:29 pm

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 1:53 am
Good on you Mitchell D.I have sent you a Green Star in appreciation of your amusingly funny comment.There is nothing like satire and ridicule to put a politician in his place.Haven't laughed so much for a long time.Thank you.

Heidi Aubrey (5)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 1:53 am
No good deed goes unpunished.

Jonathan Harper (0)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 2:27 am

Bea friends Kindly (22)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 5:05 am
Ewwwwwwwww not nice, I'd faint if that happened to me :)

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 6:25 am

Bill C (353)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 6:35 am
Parasites do not much care who they eat

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 7:06 am

Lona G (79)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 7:29 am
It really pays off to prepare very well before travelling to the tropics.

Birgit W (160)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 9:02 am
I feel slightly ill in my stomach now.

DORIS L (61)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 11:31 am
There goes my lunch....

Hartson Doak (39)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 12:00 pm
No good deed goes unpunished seems to fit here. Good thing this happened in England and not in Tennessee.

Janet R (38)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 12:44 pm
Nice that the woman is ok but she wants to tempt fate by going again. I know I wouldn't. Thanks for sharing, I think!

Jamie Clemons (282)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 2:13 pm
And you thought that zit was bad.

Nelson Baker (0)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 3:10 pm
Terrible situation.

Joy M (169)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 3:15 pm
oh yucky yuck!!

Carlene V (202)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 3:34 pm
Creepy. Don't think I'd go back, there are other charities without possibility of being infected with maggots.

marie C (163)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 3:56 pm
Thank you Carrie must tell Kit do not want to tour the Gambia haha
I spent time in Rwanda years ago in the rainforest pleased I did not know about these little fellows

Kate Kenner (215)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 4:05 pm
OK that was so gross I confess I was morbidly fascinated. I'm sure it was even more gross for her.

Connie O (44)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 4:25 pm
yuck...that's gross!

Star S. (54)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 4:38 pm
unfortunately this is only one off the many health hazards in Africa. and which the African people have to endure. Africa is a beautiful continent, but it is home to every kind of species, which man has to share with them.

Tamara Hayes (185)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 5:47 pm
I....oh God.....think......I Oh, that was just about as nauseating an experience as one can have. I have read or heard one to many stories like this. Umm, thanks Carrie or maybe not lol.

Kim O (396)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 6:06 pm

Debra Tate (17)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 7:16 pm

Eternal Gardener (745)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 7:17 pm

Phyllis P (237)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 8:22 pm
Oh my....

Carmen S (611)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 10:40 pm
oh my, how horrible, thanks for sharing this Carrie

Patricia H. (440)
Monday July 29, 2013, 5:16 am
OMG thanks for posting

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Monday July 29, 2013, 5:27 am
Brave woman, going back there. It just shows that if something is worth doing, even flesh eating maggots won't stop a good person.
It is the first time that I have seen an image of a maggot's face. I'm still trying to see something attractive in it but have not succeeded so far!

Kathleen R (138)
Monday July 29, 2013, 5:59 am
noted & read

Theodore Shayne (56)
Monday July 29, 2013, 6:42 am
Yeah and you don't pee in the water either.

Sandra Penna (135)
Monday July 29, 2013, 8:22 am
noted, thanks.

S B (76)
Monday July 29, 2013, 8:35 am
What an awful thing to happen!

Anna Undebeck (256)
Monday July 29, 2013, 8:52 am
Terrible,- imagen that situation. Oh my, I can only imagen how I would react myself.
Ty Carrie!

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Monday July 29, 2013, 5:15 pm

ER C (65)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 2:35 am

BLeeeeeeeeCH !. Just puked all over meself !

oh no ! not again ! BLeeeeeeeeCH !

Ann B (60)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 8:35 am
this is just disgusting....

Diane L (110)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 12:28 am
Not sure why I clicked on this. It sounded more like something out of a tabloid. I must be bored. Anyway, this shouldn't be that alarming or shocking. Any insect bite or wound can become infested or infected (two different words here) if not kept clean and covered. This isn't an isolated thing, and yeah, don't "pee in the water"!
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