Beware the bot!

Tuesday, 26 February, 2013

Becoming host to a bot fly maggot is a risk for travelers to Africa and South America. Medical Observer has just published a short article on this written by THS Director, Rick Speare. The main message? Looks dramatic, but not a serious problem. Prevent it by ironing clothes in Africa or drying them indoors. If you must get rid of your little guest - asphyxiate them first by covering their breathing holes.