Yes, maggots are creepy, crawly, and slimy. But that slime is a remarkable healing balm, used by battlefield surgeons for centuries to close wounds. Now, researchers say, they’ve figured out how maggots – fly larvae – work their magic: They suppress our immune system.
A report says a Plymouth, Minn., nursing home had to retrain its staff after a male resident was found to have foot wounds infested with maggots. The Minnesota Department of Health's Office of Health Facility Complaints in October investigated the incident at Mission Nursing Home.
, January 10, 2012
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