Rīga Eastern Clinical University Hospital said it was already treating four members of one family who have been poisoned with the notorious Death Cap Mushroom after mistakenly ingesting it. This is the deadliest mushroom in the world, the hospital added.
‼️ Dodoties sēņot, aicinām rūpīgi izvērtēt, ko likt groziņā!— Aslimnīca (@Aslimnica) August 18, 2021
Patlaban mūsu slimnīcas Toksikoloģijas un sepses klīnikā ārstējas 4 vienas ģimenes locekļi, kas saindējušies ar zaļo mušmiri, sajaucot to ar ēdamo sēni.
Zaļā mušmire ir indīgākā sēne pasaulē. ☠️ pic.twitter.com/8NIK46F43J
Every year misidentification of mushrooms accounts for hospitalisations and occasionally even worse consequences as foragers venture into the forests in large numbers. Medics and mycologists alike urge members of the public only to pick and eat specimens that can be identified with 100% certainty.
The best policy is to take the advice of an experienced and knowledgeable mushroomer.