Un adolescente muore dopo essere stato punto da una scatola di meduse in Australia

Un ragazzo di 17 anni è morto una settimana dopo essere stato punto da una scatola di meduse su una spiaggia del Queensland, Australia.

L'adolescente stava nuotando a Patterson Point, vicino a Bamaga nel Queensland, in febbraio 22 when he was stung by the creature, CNN affiliate 7News segnalato.
Local media have reported that it is thought to be the first death from a box jellyfish sting in 15 anni.
    Queensland Police confirmed to CNN on Thursday that they were preparing a report for the coroner following the sudden death of the 17-year-old, from Bamaga.
      The boy was transported to hospital on February 22 after the incident, and died on March 1, ha detto la polizia.
        A spokesperson for the Royal Flying Doctor Service, an air medical service in Australia, told CNN in a statement that crew stabilized the patient in Bamaga before transferring him to Townsville Hospital on February 22.
        Named after their body shape, box jellyfish have tentacles covered in small, poison loaded darts, known as nematocysts.
          There are around 50 species of box jellyfish, but only a few contain venom which can prove lethal to peopleincluding the Australian box jellyfish, Chironex fleckeri, which is considered to be the most venomous marine animal, secondo il National Ocean Service.
          The Australian variety of the creature has a body size which can reach up to one foot in diameter and tentacles which can grow up to 10 piedi lunghi.
          Large box jellyfish such as Chironex have caused more than 70 fatalities in Australia, according to Queensland Health, quale issued a warning following the incident.
          The recent incident at Bamaga is a timely warning to take precautions when swimming in the sea in any northern waters,” Marlow Coates, Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service northern director of medical services, ha detto in una dichiarazione.
          We are seeing sightings of both box jellyfish and jellyfish that cause Irukandji syndrome in our waters,” Egli ha detto.
            Coates said that swimmers should wear protective clothing like lycra suits or wetsuits, and stay out of the water if they did not have protective gear.
            Authorities added that a major Chironex sting isimmediately and excruciatingly painful” e “should be considered life threatening.

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