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National Park officials in Krabi issued urgent warnings about deadly box jellyfish after three tourists were stung near Bamboo Island in Phi Phi Archipelago. The tourists, who were all injured, have since been treated and are now in stable condition. The warning signs have been posted by the Had Nopparat Thara-Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park, … …

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THe article gives  advice contrary to normally recommended procedures..

 

" if someone is stung by a box jellyfish, they should immediately use a hard object to scrape the tentacles off the skin." - this is said to increase the possibility of death.

It is recommended that VINEGAR is poured over the tentacles BEFORE any attempt to remove them - this is to paralyse the envenomation  nematocysts., which will release more .venom if agitated by attempted removal

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