The world’s most dangerous mushroom and what it did to an 18-month-old girlThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has estimated that the death cap, which grows all over the world, is responsible for 90 percent of fatal mushroom ingestions worldwide. The world’s most dangerous mushroom and what it did to an 18-month-old girl – Chicago Tribune
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They sprouted up in abundance after heavy rains, poking up through California lawns and forests, appearing harmless to some of those who found them – as though they’d make a good meal. A new federal report detailed what came after consumption for 14 people who sampled the Bay Area’s bloom of death cap – or amanita phalloides – last December: Violent nausea, in all cases. For some days later, organ damage as the death caps’ potent toxins ravaged the liver.