A dentist, in a gruesome video clip, shows opening up his patient’s mouth to find scores of wriggling maggots, the slimy insects, usually found in rotting meat.
This is the revolting moment an unfortunate dentist encountered with a mouth infested by live maggots. As the dentist tugs the patient’s bottom lip, her yellow, rotting teeth protrude past her eroded gums — an obvious sign of poor oral hygiene, strongly linked to oral myiasis, the MailOnline reported.
In the 56-second long clip, suspected to have been shot in South India, was posted to LiveLeak and YouTube , the unnamed patient can be heard breathing heavily.
As her top lip is also pulled away, the true extent of her infestation is revealed and the insects can be seen swarming in her gums.
The woman appears to suffer from myiasis, which comes from the Latin words “myia” meaning fly and “iasis” meaning disease.
The flies’ larvae can feed on the host’s living or dead tissue, liquid body substance, or ingested food. When the tissues in the oral cavity are invaded by parasites, this is known as oral myiasis.
Those at risk of the rare condition include those from poorer social backgrounds and people who have suffered wounds or other injury to the face. It is also more common in regions with a warmer climate.
Infestations of the nose and ears are dangerous because of the possibility of penetration into the brain, the fatality rate is 8 per cent in such cases.Follow @gorkhapost
Three arrested with tiger hides
KATHMANDU- The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) on Tuesday arrested three persons in possession of tiger hides.
The CIB said that Man Bahadur Tamang of Shailung Rural Municipality in Dolakha; Lokmaya Gurung of Barpak Sulikot Rural Municipality in Gorkha district and Amar Singh of Tilathi Koiladi Rural Municipality in Saptari district were arrested from Budhanilkantha in the capital city acting on a tip off about their involvement in smuggling of animals’ hides and skeleton.
All three have been sent to the Division Forests Office, Kathmandu for further actions. According to the Superintendent of Police Sudip Giri, the alleged would be booked as per the National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1973 and CITES Convention, 1975.Follow @gorkhapost