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Queensland

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Irukandji Jellyfish

Irukandji Jellyfish Carukia Barnesi

Irukandji Jellyfish or Carukia Barnesi image by Lisa-ann Gershwin

Irukandji Jellyfish Australia's is widely known as Australia's most Venomous Creature

Australia's and Gympie Region have some of the world's Most Venomous Creatures, though meet Irukandji, this tiny jellyfish inhabit the coastal regions of Australia.

How to Treat Irukandji Jellyfish Stings

  1. Call for Assistance
    Dial 000 or send someone to get help
  2. Provide Emergency Care
    Assess conciousness use CPR if necessary
  3. Treat the Sting
    Immediatley douse the entire sting with at least 1-2 Litres of Vinegar for at least 30 seconds weather tentacles are visible or not
  4. Seek medical aid
    Keep the victim at rest, do not re-enter the water until it is safe, Reassure if conscious and assist with transportation of the victim to medical assistance

Tourist Alert
if you travel in Western Australia, Northern Territory or Queensland You need to Carry a 2 Liter Bottle of Vinegar from Coles and the brand we recommend is Pukara Estate you can order it online


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