Wild Mushroom Poisoning Response and Surveillance
Poisonious wild mushrooms can be a naturally-occurring toxin when consumed. In the Spring of 2007, EHIB took the lead in responding to related poisonings from individually collected wild mushrooms when State assistance is needed. If the wild mushrooms are commercially sold, the Food and Drug Branch takes the lead in coordinating control measures with assistance from EHIB when health concerns arise.
This project involves developing and following a plan to appropriately respond to wild mushroom poisonings from county health departments and the general public. In addition, the project will characterize wild mushroom poisonings using data from three sources: hospital in-patient discharge, emergency department, and California Poison Control System.