Note on a case of death due to jelly fish sting in Gulf of Mannar

Lal Mohan, R S (1971) Note on a case of death due to jelly fish sting in Gulf of Mannar. Current Science, 40 (23). pp. 637-638.

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Apparently death due to jelly fish sting has not been reported so far from India. On 8-7-1971, one fisherman from Keelakarai (Gulf of Mannar) was faund missing during the operation of a shore seine in Appa thievu, an island seven miles off Keelakarai. When his body was recovered from the sea next day, there were blisters and inflammatory rashes on face, neck, right side of the chest and stomach. Some of the blisters had burst open exposing the wounds. There evidences seem to indicate death due the sting of jelly fishes like Chiropsalms sp., which is known to occur in Gulf of Mannar and is known in Tamil as Naalu moolai chori

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Case of death; jelly fish sting; Gulf of Mannar
Subjects:Echinoderms
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
ID Code:6113
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:08 Nov 2010 14:39
Last Modified:08 Nov 2010 14:39

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