Governments Advise On Deadly Jellyfish

Be smart and don't just take it from us. A little over 5 years ago there was virtually no information about dangerous jellyfish in South-East Asia. Thankfully the truth has come to the surface. In travel guide books such as Lonely Planet's Thailand guide, on numerous websites, in online travel forums and on official government websites there is a wealth of information about safe, healthy travelling and deadly jellyfish, what they can do and what you can do.

Various governments have issued warnings about dangerous jellyfish such as Box Jellyfish - though there are those including the USA and Canada who have not. 

Here are a few that have:

Enstaka exemplar av den giftiga maneten Box Jellyfish har påträffats utmed den thailändska kusten. Enligt forskningsinstitutet ”Marine and Coastal Resources Research Centre” i Thailand har maneten förekommit både vid västkusten (vid bla. Phuket, Krabi, Koh Lanta) och vid östkusten (vid Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, Koh Tao) samt även i regionen Hua Hin/Cha-am.

Ytterligare information om Box Jellyfish finns bla. vid forskningsinstitutet "Tropical Australian Stinger Research Unit" vid James Cook University i Queensland, Australien. Institutet beskriver även de viktigaste åtgärderna (Första hjälpen) efter en kontakt med Box Jellyfish, bla. rådet att behandla det angripna området på huden med rikliga mängder vinäger. 

Stings from jellyfish and other marine animals can be fatal. You should seek advice from local authorities, your tour operator or hotel regarding seasonal bathing conditions, recommended precautions and other potential dangers.

Jellyfish can swim close to the shore, particularly during the rainy season. Their sting can be fatal. If in doubt take local advice from hotel management and dive centres.


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