Help! I Caught it Abroad
Documentary set at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Central London, the only hospital of its kind in the UK. In the age of exotic holidays, it is seeing an increase in patients bringing home much more than they bargained for, including blood-sucking pests, burrowing insects and parasitic worms. The cases range from the near fatal to the downright bizarre - one man lost his fingers and both legs from complications of malaria, and a couple had to have botfly maggots squeezed out of their heads after a trip to the Peruvian jungle.
Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)
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