Maggots Removed from Woman’s Ear

Saturday, December 1, 2012

2012 has been shaping up to be the year of infectious diseases related to pests, but there’s no denying that some other weird and wacky bug stories have made headlines over the past twelve months.

Earlier this year, a spider was removed from a woman’s ear canal after doctors found it living inside for five days. 

Then on Friday, CBSNews.com reported that doctors discovered 57 maggots living in the left ear of a 92-year-old woman. Her family is suing a local nursing home since she was unable to care for herself due to Alzheimer’s.