‘Killer mushroom’ found in China

BBC: A tiny mushroom, little known to scientists, is behind some 400 sudden deaths in China, experts say. For 30 years, during the rainy season, scores of villagers in Yunnan province have died suddenly of cardiac arrest. Following a five-year investigation, researchers from the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Beijing say they have the culprit. The mushroom, know as Little White, belongs to the Trogia genus and has three toxic amino acids, experts ......

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