Family of three critical after eating poisonous mushrooms

20-08-2010

A family of three are in critical condition after consuming poisonous wild mushrooms. Kromeříž hospital, where they were admitted with symptoms of severe food poisoning, had them transferred by helicopter to Brno where there is a unit specializing in such cases. Mushroom picking is a national pastime which thousands of Czechs engage in during the summer months. People are repeatedly warned not to pick mushrooms they do not recognize.