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AustraliaFour suspected irukandji stings in south-east Queensland

16:22  28 december  2018
16:22  28 december  2018 Source:   brisbanetimes.com.au

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South East Queensland (SEQ) is a bio-geographical, political, and administrative region of the state of Queensland in Australia, which contains 3.5 million people out The patient was treated at the scene, before being flown to Hervey Bay hospital in a stable condition. Four suspected irukandji stings in .

Potentially deadly irukandji jelly fish have stung four people, including two children, on a popular Queensland island on Friday evening. Paramedics say several people from one vessel have been stung by suspected irukandji in the waters off of Fraser Island. A woman, aged in her twenties, was

Four suspected irukandji stings in south-east Queensland© supplied The irukandji jellyfish sting causes sweating, anxiety, nausea, vomiting, headaches and palpitations, and has also been known to cause cardiac failure.

Potentially deadly irukandji jelly fish have stung four people, including two children, on a popular Queensland island on Friday evening.

Paramedics say several people from one vessel have been stung by suspected irukandji in the waters off of Fraser Island.

The RACQ LifeFlight helicopter had just returned from the island after transporting another woman in her 20s to Hervey Bay Hospital after a "marine sting".

Four suspected irukandji stings in south-east Queensland© RACQ Rescue Helicopter A woman, aged in her twenties, was in the water at Fraser Island when she was stung by something. She was airlifted to Hervey Bay Hospital.

It was back on base for less than 15 minutes before it was tasked again to Fraser Island.

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South East Queensland (SEQ) is a bio-geographical, political, and administrative region of the state of Queensland in Australia, which contains 3.6 million Two adults and two children are being treated for suspected irukandji stings they suffered off Fraser Island. If these jellyfish do reach south - east

suspected Irukandji stings in Queensland so far this season — almost double the 10-year average, according to the Australian Marine Stinger Advisory Service (AMSAS). The total includes eight people flown by rescue helicopter from Fraser Island off south - east Queensland in the past two weeks.

At least seven people have had suspected Irukandji stings in the past fortnight on Fraser Island.

Irukandji stings cause sweating, anxiety, nausea, vomiting, headaches and palpitations, and has also been known to cause cardiac failure.

Toxicology professor Jamie Seymour said while the tiny jellyfish were known to haunt waters in north Queensland and thought to be a "tropical" stinger, they had been moving further south.

Professor Seymour said irukandji could become a regular occurrence at Mooloolaba, and even as far south as Coolangatta on the Gold Coast.

“People need to start taking this seriously. The problem will get worse not better,” he said.

“As sea temperatures rise, they will go further south and be around longer.”

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