Dr Brett Sutton, Victoria’s Chief Health Officer and Dr Teresa Lebel, Senior Mycologist: Victorian’s need to be aware of death cap mushrooms and other poisonous mushrooms now because we are essentially in the season of those mushrooms. With autumn, and cooler weather and some rain, we’ve seen them begin to sprout around Melbourne and they’re potentially deadly.

For more information on the death cap mushroom and other poisonous mushrooms, people can go to the Poisons Information Centre. Obviously, if they’re already feeling very unwell they need to call Triple zero (000) and get to hospital.

The Poisons Information Centre, visit www.austin.org.au/poisons or call 13 11 26 will provide all the advice on what people need to do.

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