Marine Stingers

Morbakka

Common name:

Fire Jelly
Moreton Bay Stinger

Symptoms:

May give mild Irukandji Syndrome.

Treatment:

All jellyfish stings north of Agnes Water should be doused with vinegar and the casualty to remain out of the water.

  1. If has more than one localised sting or looks/feels unwell, call triple zero (000) and seek assistance from a lifesaver/lifeguard if available
  2. Assess casualty and commence CPR if necessary
  3. Liberally douse stung area with vinegar for 30 seconds to neutralise invisible stinging cells
  4. Patient may appear stable but experience Irukandji Syndrome – it is usually only the pain that is significant. Monitor for 45 minutes