University of Kerbala Organizing an Electronic Workshop on the Use of Fly Larvae in the Medical Field

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Kerbala, in cooperation with the Faculty of Science, have organized an electronic workshop on the use of larvae of Lucilia sericata flies in the medical field, with the participation of a number of researchers and specialists, on the (ZOOM) program.
Dr. Firas Odeh Khudair presents the lecture, who is a teacher at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and the teacher Marwa Hassan Jawad from the Faculty of Science.
The workshop includes a detailed explanation of the use of larvae in treatment. When modern medicine fails, it is often useful to draw ideas from ancient treatments.
The workshop shows that the therapeutic use of fly larvae, also known as maggot therapy, or biological surgery, dates back to the beginnings of civilization. Despite a much more frequent decline due to patient intolerance to treatment, the practice of larval therapy is increasing worldwide due to its effectiveness, safety, and simplicity and the use of treatment of larvae in wounds infected with multidrug-resistant bacteria and the presence of diseases that prevent surgical intervention (Luciliasericata). The flies most commonly used in treating the larvae are the blue flies (Calliphoravomitoria) along with the green flies.