A woman was horrified when, for what she thought was a senseless trap for a holiday, it turned out that flying larvae were inserted into her head.
The 55-year-old tourist, who is not named, returned to Britain from a trip to Uganda, Africa, with a swollen head on his head.
The women went to their doctor nine days later, complaining of swelling and pain, and were originally sent home with antibiotics for infection.
But on her second doctor's visit, a closer inspection revealed the flying balls in the center of her lump filled with fat, as documented in the British Medical Journal.
A small aperture was found in the middle of a lump, which, according to experts, was a breathing hole for a baby fly or larva.
BMJ describes how doctors applied petroleum jelly in the area before "a larva was manually extracted and sent to the London School of Tropical Medicine for examination".
The larva was identified as a fly of Lund – a rare species of African rain forest.
Another ultrasound of the woman found another larva in her head, which made him subject to an operation to remove him.
Dr. Farah Shahi, an infectious disease specialist at the New York City Teaching Hospital in New York, told LiveScience that a fly or a black woman probably put eggs on a cloth and the woman tried to wrap her hair and then swore in her forehead.
The woman has since recovered, and the report's authors noted another case registered in the UK since 2015.