Girl hospitalised after Dampier irukandji sting

Staff reporterPilbara News
An irukandji jellyfish.
Camera IconAn irukandji jellyfish. Credit: West Regional

A young woman has been airlifted to Perth with a case of irukandji syndrome after being stung by a jellyfish in Dampier yesterday.

The girl is believed to have been stung on the arm while swimming in Nickol Bay.

She was taken to Karratha’s Nickol Bay Hospital after the incident, and late yesterday was transported to Princess Margaret Hospital in Perth by the Royal Flying Doctor Service for further treatment.

She remains at the hospital in a stable condition.

A WA Country Health spokeswoman said this was the first reported irukandji case in the Pilbara so far this year.

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