greenbottle fly


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Synonyms for greenbottle fly

blowfly with brilliant coppery green body

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The antibiotic resistant bacteria kills hundreds of patients in UK hospitals every year, and greenbottle fly larvae have been shown to be the most effective way of treating infected wounds.
Nurses at Royal United Hospital (RUH) in Bath, Somerset, have been using both the medical grade Manuka honey, harvested from the native New Zealand Manuka plant, and the sterilised larvae of the common greenbottle fly for applying on wounds.
Family doctors will be able to prescribe the larvae of the common greenbottle fly for patients with chronic infected wounds.