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Food poisoning case related to wild mushrooms

     The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health today (June 29) urged the public not to collect and eat wild mushrooms from parks or the countryside.

     The call followed a report of suspected food poisoning involving three women, who had eaten wild mushrooms picked from the countryside.

     The three patients, aged 17, 49 and 63, developed dizziness, vomiting and diarrhoea about an hour after eating wild mushrooms picked from the countryside in Wong Tai Sin yesterday (June 28). All of them were admitted to hospitals for treatment on the same day.

     The two patients aged 17 and 49, who were admitted to United Christian Hospital, have been discharged while the remaining patient is still hospitalized in Tseung Kwan O Hospital. All the patients are now in stable condition.

     A CHP spokesman advised people not to pick wild mushrooms for consumption as it is difficult to distinguish edible mushroom species from inedible ones.

Ends/Sunday, June 29, 2014
Issued at HKT 17:00


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