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Two youngsters had been rushed to hospital on Friday afternoon after reportedly being stung by Irukandji off the coast of Fraser Island.
A 13-year-old boy and 14-year-old woman had been airlifted to Hervey Bay Hospital in a secure situation after reportedly receiving the toxic stings about simply earlier than
The youngsters had been on a household boat journey. Two different folks on board had been additionally reported to have been stung however had been secure and had no signs.
Irukandji are among the smallest and most threatening jellyfish on the earth, with the venom in its sting capable of trigger a deadly mind
Specialists have warned the presence of jellyfish, particularly the Irukandji species, will enhance following heavy rainfall like that at the moment being skilled in Queensland.
‘All this rain, it will hearth all jellyfish up,’ toxicologist professional Jamie Seymour mentioned.
‘What you have a tendency to seek out is after you’ve got had huge rainfall
Professor Seymour mentioned earlier this week there had already been almost 20 reported stings off the coast of Queensland, together with 4 off Fraser Island.
He mentioned the quantity was ‘above common’, with seven stings reported in Cairns, in comparison with one at the moment final yr.
‘The [stinging] season has turn out to be longer. Fifty years in the past, the season was a couple of month,’ he mentioned. ‘Now, it is about 5-6 months.
‘It correlates fairly properly with growing water temperature.’
Two seashores in northern Queensland had been quickly closed final weekend due to the lethal creatures.
A teenage woman was hospitalised after being stung at Ellis Seaside in Cairns.
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