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Dozens of maggots removed from boy's ear canal

By Ben Hooper

July 14 (UPI) -- A doctor in Kazakhstan removed dozens of live maggots from a young boy's ear after he was brought in with a severe earache.

The video shows the doctor using tweezers to remove dozens of squirming maggots from the young boy's ear canal.

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The maggots are believed to be the larvae of a bluebottle or blow fly.

Aida Abdybekova, deputy director of the Kazakhstan Scientific Researching Veterinarian Institute, said there have been previous documented cases of insects laying their eggs in people's ears.

Doctors in India shared a video last month showing a live spider being removed from a woman's ear after she took a nap outside.

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