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Glossary for Box Jellyfish poisoning

  • Bites, stings and other animal-related conditions: Medical conditions caused by animals, such as bites and stings.
  • Blisters: Blistering of the skin.
  • Coma: Prolonged unconsciousness
  • Death: The cessation of life
  • Edema: Fluid retention in tissues
  • Itching skin: Itching feeling of the skin.
  • Low blood pressure: Blood pressure that is too low
  • Poisoning, overdose or adverse reactions: Medical conditions related to poisons, drug overdosage, or drug adverse reactions.
  • Sea wasp poisoning: The sea wasp can deliver a serious sting and can be found in the waters of Northern Australia and the Philippines. Death can occur in as little as a few minutes if a person is severely stung.
  • Striped Blister Beetle poisoning: The striped blister beetle is native to many parts of America and Canada. Animals that accidentally eat the beetles can become quite ill and they can also cause symptoms in humans if accidentally ingested. The beetles contain toxic substances called cantharidin and pederin which can cause symptoms through skin or eye exposure as well as through ingestion.

 

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