Jellyfish Attacks Reported At Vigie Beach

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Increased jellyfish attacks have been reported in waters along the Vigie beach area, with health officials confirming that cases have been treated at both Tapion and Owen King European Union Hospital (OKEUH).

One individual on social media said that a friend had to be admitted to Tapion Hospital with ‘significant adverse reaction’.

According to the report, the latest attack occurred Friday morning.

Saint Lucia health officials report that Tapion Hospital has treated at least two persons this week for jellyfish attacks, while in the case of OKEUH the number is significantly higher.

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According to the Mayo Clinic website, jellyfish stings vary greatly in severity.

Most often they result in immediate pain and red, irritated marks on the skin, the website observed.

It disclosed that some jellyfish stings may cause more whole-body illness and in rare cases jellyfish stings are life-threatening.

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