Posted on Saturday 6 January 2007
Even though not a lot of people are swimming this time of year, this is still important news for all beachgoers in the central Florida area. There’s been a multitude of jellyfish at beaches in Central Florida’s Volusia County and Brevard County. When the wind blows the jellyfish blow ashore, where they are stepped on, picked up by children or investigated by dogs.
Blown ashore? These particular jellyfish are Portuguese Man of War jellyfish. their venom is quite powerful, although rarely is it lethal. The stings are always quite painful and if you have an allergy it can cause panafilactic shock, which can be a very serious threat to your life.
What do to if you get stung?