Bugs, Bites and Parasites - Episode 2

Event 12 May 2013

Dr Nick Beeching examines a twenty year-old windsurfer who suspects a spider has laid eggs in the infected wound on his back.

Dr Beeching also investigates a patient whose foot has been attacked by a flesh-eating super bug that’s been treated with larval therapy.

Dr David Lalloo treats a woman who has been the unknowing host to parasitic worms for the past fifteen years.  In Africa, he meets a young boy who’s been hit by an invasion of the same parasites which have been laying hundreds of eggs in his bladder.

The six-part series airs on Sundays from 21st July 2013 to 25th August 2013 at 10pm on Discovery (SKY 520 and Virgin211).