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(CBS News)   Possible cure for the deadliest jellyfish sting discovered. Yes, another medical miracle that could save up to three lives a decade   (cbsnews.com) divider line 3
    More: Followup, Box Jellyfish, jellyfish, low blood pressure, heart muscles, potassium, Jellyfish dermatitis, cure  
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2012-12-15 04:35:53 PM  
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Subby: "up to three lives a decade"

The article on Box Jellyfish linked from TFA: "While no official tallies exist, anecdotal evidence suggests dozens of people and perhaps more than 100 or more die each year from the many species of box jellyfish that exist in all oceans.

Some 20 to 40 people die from stings by box jellyfish annually in the Philippines alone, according to the U.S. National Science Foundation. "But because death certificates are not required in many countries within the range of box jellyfish, worldwide fatalities from box jellyfish may be seriously underestimated," the NSF states."
2012-12-15 10:55:01 AM  
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Because it's so rarely needed, it will cost four million dollars a dose.

And no, your insurance won't cover it.
2012-12-15 08:41:16 AM  
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i6.photobucket.com

But the treatment contains zinc gluconate...

/Can I go now?
 
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