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Beware on the beach as Jellyfish numbers soar

Last week both reactors at the Torness nuclear power station in Scotland had to be shut down because huge numbers of jellyfish were found in the sea water entering the plant, the jellyfish were found obstructing the cooling water filters. It is not known why there are so many jellyfish in the area, although water temperatures along the east coast of Scotland have been relatively normal it is thought higher than average temperatures elsewhere in the North Sea may be a factor.

It is thought that the higher than average sea temperatures are making jellyfish numbers soar worldwide, and medical conditions travel insurance customers are being warned to take extra care if the are heading to Florida. Almost 2,000 beach-goers were stung as they celebrated the 4th of July Independence Day weekend in the surf at Volusia County, Florida.  The jellyfish targeted holidaymakers along a 20 mile stretch of beach and although no one was seriously injured they did get some nasty stings. In cases like this your travel insurance for medical conditions policy would help with the costs of any medical treatment required for the sting, less any policy excess.  Should you require emergency medical treatment on your travel insurance with medical conditions policy call the 24hour worldwide helpline and they will liaise with the local medical team to get you the most appropriate treatment in the quickest time.

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