British backpacker discovers Southeast Asian stowaway in her nose

Unwelcome guest!

Unwelcome guest! Image by John Douglas / CC BY-SA 2.0

A British backpacker returned home from a trip to Southeast Asia to discover a three-inch long leech had been living in her nostril for around a month. It took Edinburgh hospital staff half an hour to extract the unwanted guest after 24-year-old Daniela Liverani finally realised what was causing her frequent nose bleeds. Read more:

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