Medical maggots on surgical cloth

Medical maggots on surgical cloth

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Credit: PASCAL GOETGHELUCK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Maggots. Medical maggots on surgical cloth. Maggots, the larvae of certain species of fly, feed on dead and decaying matter. Sterile maggots can be used to treat septic wounds as they eat away all the dead tissue while leaving the healthy tissue to heal.

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Keywords: animal, fly, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, larva, maggot, maggot therapy, maggots for, medical use, nature, on surgical cloth, septic wound, treatment, wildlife, wound, zoology

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