600 People Suffer Jellyfish Bites

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Monday, June 18, 2018
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In just two days lifeguards in Florida's Velusia County treated over 600 people for jellyfish stings.

As a result there were purple flags flying meaning that dangerous marine life was in the area.

Jellyfish stings are generally accidental - from swimming or wading into a jellyfish or carelessly handling them. 
  • Symptoms include an intense, stinging pain, itching, rash, and raised welts.
  • The progressive effects of a jellyfish sting may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, lymph node swelling, abdominal pain, numbness/tingling, and muscle spasms.
  • Severe reactions can cause difficulty breathing, coma, and death.
  • A sting from a box jellyfish or other venomous types of jellyfish can cause death in minutes.



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