This Guy Who Woke Up With 20 Live MAGGOTS Living Under His Skin Is Just Another Reason To Never Visit Africa

On my list of places I never, ever want to visit, Africa and Australia are at the top. Sure both continents have some beautiful sights and I’m sure the people are…nice? But the snakes and spiders in Australia will literally eat you alive and Africa, well, let’s just say that the tumbu fly isn’t exactly a top tourist draw.

What’s a tumbu fly, you ask? Why it’s a fly whose larvae feeds on living human tissue. Yes, living. As in, not dead. Like me sitting here typing this right now living. You’re probably sitting there reading this like “Oh people getting feasted on by tumbu larvae probably doesn’t happen that often,” so to congratulate you on being wrong as fuck here’s a story about a dude who had 20 tumbu fly larvae chillin’ out under his skin and slowly eating him alive. GOOD TIMES.

A man was found to have 20 maggots living under his skin after he complained of sore and itchy blotches on his body.

The man, surnamed Ma, from Guangzhou, China, had spent six months working in Africa, according to Apple Daily.

When he returned home, he went to see local doctors about his itchy skin but his condition did not improve.

He endured the itching for another two weeks before seeing a dermatologist at the Shenzhen Nanshan Hospital.

The dermatologist examined the man’s pus-filled sores and determined thatmaggots were nestled underneath under the skin of his abdomen and right thigh…

A blood test confirmed his diagnosis , as it showed elevated levels of eosinophils, white blood cells for combating parasites and infections.

The man later underwent a minor surgical procedure to extract a total of 20 wriggling live maggots from his body.

Via Mirror

Are you going to think of this story and wonder if you have maggots living under your skin the next time you have any sort of itch? Yes? Lovely, my mission has been accomplished.

[H/T Mirror]