Jellyfish swarm Brazil beaches

SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP) -- Nearly 300 swimmers in Brazil are
feeling the sting after swarms of jellyfish swarmed shallow water
they were in.
A doctor tells a Brazilian newspaper that at least 15 people had
to be treated for severe stings, but says their lives are not in
Many of the injured arrived at medical centers Friday and
yesterday crying from the pain of the stings, but most were treated
and released.
Authorities are blaming an extreme heat wave over the
southeastern region for the swarm in the shallow waters off Praia
Hundreds of thousands of Brazilians flock to the country's
beaches every year during the holiday season.


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