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British Columbia Specific Information
Jellyfish found in Canadian coastal waters are capable of stinging, resulting in a mild to moderate amount of pain. If you are stung by a jellyfish in Canadian coastal waters, do not use vinegar for the sting. This may make the sting worse. For information on what to do if you are stung in Canadian coastal waters, visit the British Columbia Drug and Poison Information Centre (Poison Control) website.
If you are concerned about a jellyfish sting or require further information about other marine stings and scrapes, call Poison Control at 1-800-567-8911 toll-free anywhere in British Columbia, or 604-682-5050 in Greater Vancouver.