This is not your ordinary blackhead or slightly infected pimple.
This year a man from Guangzhou, surname Ma, returned home after a 6 month adventure to Africa with red sores and bumps along his right side and on his right leg. The bumps were painful to the touch and itchy for two weeks, but only after running a high fever did Mr. Ma finally decided to go see a dermatologist.
The doctor looked at the red bumps and realized he was not looking at some strange rash or pimple, he was in fact, looking at the breathing tube of a tumbu fly maggot.
The doctor informed Mr. Ma he would have to undergo minor surgery to remove the maggots. A total of 20 fat, well-fed maggots were removed from Mr. Ma during the procedure.
There are many species of flies that will happily use humans as hosts, so when traveling in Africa or South America where these species are common, use plenty of insect repellant.