3 require liver transplants after eating “death cap” mushrooms in California – CBS News

A bumper crop of deadly wild “death cap” mushrooms in northern California is likely to blame for the poisonings of 14 people in December, health officials say. The culprit: Amanita phalloides, believed to be the world’s most dangerous mushroom. All 14 recovered, but three required liver transplants, and a toddler suffered permanent brain damage, the researchers reported.

Source: 3 require liver transplants after eating “death cap” mushrooms in California – CBS News