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Live Maggots Used by the NHS as Antibiotics

A recent report specified a wound treatment that involves applying sterilized maggots to eat dead tissues. It was reportedly a common practice during the first half of the 20th century, although it faded with the arrival of antibiotics in the 1940s.

A Wales Online report said maggots are being used for the cleaning of wounds by the National Health Service (NHS) amid the danger of antibiotic resistance threatening the wellbeing of patients.

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