Cases linked to wild mushroom poisoning in China declined slightly this past year but still pose a huge problem in the country, according to researchers.

In 2021, there were 327 investigations involving 923 patients and 20 deaths. Mushroom poisoning incidents and patients were more than 2019 but less than 2020
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More than 10,000 outbreaks caused by mushroom poisoning were reported across a decade in China, according to a recently released study.

Mushroom poisoning is the leading cause of foodborne disease outbreaks and outbreak-associated deaths in the country despite people being advised to not collect or eat wild mushrooms.

The 10,036
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The amount of mushroom poisonings and the number of people affected doubled this past year in China compared to 2019.

In 2020, the number of investigations reached 676, involving 102 species of poisonous mushrooms, 24 of which were newly recorded in China.

Mushroom poisoning incidents from 24 provincial-level administrative divisions
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Nine people died in China after eating food contaminated with 20 to 30 times the lethal dose of a toxin, according to a study.

In October 2020, nine people in Jidong County, Heilongjiang Province died after consuming a homemade fermented corn flour product called sour soup for breakfast. The food
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Scientists have warned about the risk of Brucella outbreaks linked to unpasteurized milk in China.

In recent years, the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention has reported hundreds of infections from Brucella melitensis after people consumed raw milk. From 2005 to 2018, there were 242 public health emergencies, according
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Poisonous mushrooms were the most common cause of outbreaks in China during a 14-year period, according to a study.

Researchers looked at data reported to the National Foodborne Disease Outbreak Surveillance System from 2003 to 2017 and published findings in the journal Food Control.

A total of 19,517 outbreaks,
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