Maggots, the larvae of flies that feed on commonly rotting corpses, will soon be widely used by UK hospitals to treat wounds. There are good reasons for this. It turned out that today maggots are the most effective treatment for wounds infected with methicillin-resistant staphylococcus, which poses a serious threat to the lives of patients.
The antibiotic methicillin, like many others, has already lost its former power in the fight against infections, since over the decades of active use of these drugs, bacteria have managed to adapt well to them. Continue reading