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24 June 2014

After 4 Deaths, Mizo Govt Advisory on Mushrooms

By Adam Halliday
Aizawl, Jun 24 : Reports of people dying after eating poisonous mushrooms in rural areas of Mizoram has prompted the state forest department to issue an advisory on Monday listing the expected symptoms.

At least four persons have died and several others have been hospitalised after eating poisonous mushrooms in the last month alone, the latest victim being a 10-year-old boy.

Monday’s advisory said poisonous mushrooms lead to kidney, respiratory and gastric problems. It said consumption of the mushrooms could be fatal and urged people to consult doctors in case of symptoms.


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