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Since 1st March, 1999
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One more fly out of boyís body

Burdwan, June 15: Another fly buzzed out of the crotch of Chandan Goswami, the 13-year-old boy admitted to Burdwan Medical College Hospital with the rare disease of myiasis on Saturday.

Flies were coming out of a perforation in Chandanís body and taking wings. The boy had complained of pain in the lower abdomen and when he said he saw a fly pop out, not many people believed. When doctors finally had evidence of what was happening, they were stunned.

Chandanís pain recurred last night. Dr Snehangshu Pan, who has been supervising treatment, rushed him to the OT and took out another fly.

Some of the flies that emerged from Chandanís body have been sent to the School of Tropical Medicine in Calcutta for tests. Director of medical education C.R. Maity came to the hospital today to examine him. Director of health services Prabhakar Chatterjee saw Chandan yesterday.

Maity said the health department might bring in experts from the School of Tropical Medicine to treat him. The hospital authorities are awaiting a urogram report, which might indicate the exact location of the flies or the larvae.

Maity said the larvae might be in pockets of Chandanís bladder. Pan said after the urogram report arrives, they could treat him by washing the bladder with chloroform.

Villagers are flocking the hospital to take a look at the boy, who is ailing and nervous.

Student found dead

A second-year Chemistry studentís body was found from a bush in front of Garbeta College in West Midnapore.

Sumanata Ghosh, 20, was missing since Thursday. He left a suicide note addressed to his parents and girlfriend.

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