IRUKANDJI SYN­DROME

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

Irukandji syn­drome is caused by a va­ri­ety of jel­ly­fish in­clud­ing the tiny carukia bar­ne­sii. Dis­tri­bu­tion of jel­ly­fish caus­ing irukandji syn­drome is un­known, but lo­cally most stings oc­cur fol­low­ing northerly winds. Ini­tial sting is not nor­mally se­ri­ous, but pain intensifies to the point where pa­tients some­times beg to be put out of their mis­ery. Long-term or­gan dam­age is pos­si­ble.

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