Today I would like to interrupt my cute-sweet posts and share with you some extremely interesting and dangerous information. Yesterday I saw a great and tragic movie about the Irukandji jellyfish. I have never heard about it before, but the following jellyfish is a silent, mysterious, and the main danger – almost INVISIBLE killer found, that inhabits waters of northern Australia.
The Irukandji is believed to be the most venomous creature in the world and the main point – you can’t notice it, since this killer is not more than 3 cm long and the whole body of this small creature is covered with poisonous cells!!!
The term Irukandji refers to an Australian Aboriginal tribe – these people suffered from the so-called Irukandji syndrome very often.
Sting syndroms are awful and a person can die in a couple of hours. The sting results in pain and welts. For the first 10 minutes a person feels nothing more than a painful irritant but in the following 5 minutes the pain becomes unbearable and it is too late to save a life.
First of all, treat with suspicion all unexpected pain, no matter how unimportant it seems. First aid must be quickl. Then visit a hospital for a more thorough check. Unfortunately, no exact treatment is currently available for the Irukandji syndrome.