Local health officials warn of ‘highly toxic’ mushrooms growing in the area

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Local health officials are warning people not to eat wild mushrooms growing in the area.

The Warren County Health District said in a social media post Friday morning that there are multiple patients who have reported eating mushrooms foraged from a public area in the southwest Ohio region whose symptoms and medical evaluation are consistent with having eaten “highly toxic” mushrooms.

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The variety is believed to be Amanita bisporigera, or Death Angel, the health district said.

A spokesperson for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital took to social media to announce that there have been cases of people eating mushrooms that appear to be toxic.

Anyone who has eaten a wild mushroom and has any symptoms such as severe abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea should immediately contact the Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222.