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Latest news: Death cap mushroom

Danger – death caps! Don’t pick mushrooms

Canberrans should not pick and eat wild mushrooms. Death cap mushrooms have been seen growing around the ACT.  

Canberra death cap mushroom alert after child hospitalised

A young child has been hospitalised in the ACT after eating a dangerous wild mushroom.

Child presents to ED after eating death cap mushroom in Canberra

Acting ACT Chief Health Officer Dr Vanessa Johnston is reminding Canberrans not to pick or eat wild mushrooms following an emergency department presentation yesterday of a young child who had eaten a death cap mushroom.

Increase in death cap mushrooms growing in the ACT

Canberrans are reminded not to pick and eat wild mushrooms, with a large number of death cap mushrooms found in the ACT in recent days.