Update on Death Cap mushroom poisoning


Released 27/04/2014

ACT Health is continuing to investigate the death cap mushroom poisoning that occurred in the ACT. 

"At this stage, there are no further updates on the status of this investigation. Two of the patients remain in a stable condition and one patient is receiving care at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney. ACT Health is seeking co-operation in respecting the privacy of these patients during this difficult time.

People are reminded not to pick and eat any wild mushrooms as it can be extremely difficult to distinguish Death Cap mushrooms from other edible mushrooms," Dr Kelly said.

Further information on Death Cap mushrooms is available via: http://www.health.act.gov.au/publications/fact-sheets/death-cap-mushrooms

A list of after-hours medical services in the ACT is available via: http://www.afterhoursact.com.au/

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