"Once, upon returning from Belize, I noticed that a small insect bite on my forearm, presumably from a simulid fly, was enlarging rather than healing. Periodically the wound would feel like tiny hot needles were turning within. I was harboring a larval botfly (Dermatobia hominis) that had grown from an egg transported by a bloodsucking fly that had bitten me in Belize. The botfly maggot had hatched on my skin, burrowed inside,...
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