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Maggots Found in Wound of Nursing Home Resident

State officials received a complaint in September



    Maggots Found in Wound of Nursing Home Resident

    A nursing home and rehabilitation center in Bangor, Maine is facing federal sanctions after maggots were found in the bandaged wound of a resident, according to WLBZ.

    The Maine Department of Health and Human Services said the Eastside Center for Health and Rehabilitation on Mt. Hope Avenue in Bangor was inspected by the state's Division of Licensing and Regulatory Services after they received a complaint in September.

    The inspection revealed that a resident's "dressing and chest tumor was contaminated with larvae." It also found that Eastside Center failed to maintain windows in a functional manner, which in turn may have allowed for the introduction of pests into the facility.

    "This failure to maintain an effective pest control program contributed to the admittance of flies into the building that infested 1 of 3 residents wound area with larvae," the inspection found.

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