Bugs, Bites and Parasites - Episode 6

Event 12 May 2013

Dr Tim O’Dempsey treats a returning traveller, from the jungle in Peru and returned with eight maggots in her ear.

Snake bite expert, David Lalloo, is confronted by a patient from Warrington who’s been bitten by his pet, a highly venomous, Samar Cobra.

Dr Bertie Squire is forced to put the Tropical and Infectious Disease Unit in Liverpool on high alert, fearing a patient has returned home with one of the world’s most virulent killers.

Doctors fear a young boy may have a parasitic invasion caused by the bite of the Tsetse Fly.  A woman, who definitely has this condition, undergoes treatment.