irukandji syndromeJoe Segen2016-12-06T05:15:58+00:00
A condition caused by venom from the thumbnail-sized irukandji jellyfish–Carukia barnesi–of the Class Cubozoa. Envenomation is rarely fatal, but it hurts like a bitch
Clinical findings Severe headache, backache, muscle pains, chest and abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, sweating, anxiety, hypertension, tachycardia and pulmonary oedema, and a sense of impending doom.
It was named by Hugo Flecker, after the aboriginal Irukandji, who live north of Cairns, Australia, where the stings are common