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Jellyfish (Chrysaora lactea, Cnidaria, Semaeostomeae) aggregations in southern Brazil and consequences of stings in humans

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Marques, Antonio C. [1, 2] ; Haddad, Jr., Vidal [3] ; Rodrigo, Lenora [4] ; Marques-da-Silva, Emanuel [4] ; Morandini, Andre C. [1]
Total Authors: 5
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Biociencias, Dept Zool, BR-05508090 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Ctr Biol Marinha, BR-05508090 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[3] Univ Estadual Paulista, Fac Med Botucatu, Dept Dermatol, BR-18610307 Botucatu, SP - Brazil
[4] Superintendencia Vigilancia Saude Secretaria Esta, Dept Vigilancia Saude Ambiental, Curitiba, Parana - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research; v. 42, n. 5, p. 1194-1199, NOV 2014.
Web of Science Citations: 6

The frequency of jellyfish blooms is generating a world-wide discussion about medusae population explosions, mainly those associated with stings. We report over 20,000 envenomations caused by Chrysaora lactea (Scyphozoa) in the State of Paranaa (southern Brazil) during the austral summer of 2011-2012. Envenomations were considered mild, but almost 600 cases were treated in emergency services, with either toxic and allergic reactions, some with systemic manifestations. We proposed non-exclusive hypotheses to explain this large number of cases. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 04/09961-4 - Biodiversity, evolution, endemism and conservation of the Medusozoa from the Southwestern Atlantic
Grantee:Antonio Carlos Marques
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 11/50242-5 - Dimensions of marine life: patterns and process of diversifications in planktonic and benthic cnidarians
Grantee:Antonio Carlos Marques
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 10/50174-7 - Systematics, life cycle and reproductive patterns of jellyfishes (Cnidaria: Medusozoa: Cubozoa and Scyphozoa) in the Baixada Santista (São Paulo, Brazil)
Grantee:André Carrara Morandini
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Regular Research Grants