A Health Ministry official said that there was no effective treatment against such fungal poisoning. At least two people received liver transplants.
‘Over 800 people have been poisoned and at least 11 people have died after eating toxic wild mushrooms in western Iran.’
According to authorities, the poisonous mushrooms looked very similar to edible ones due to which even the locals could not distinguish them.
The poisoning incidents were reported across the Iranian provinces of Kermanshah, Kohgiluye and Boyer-Ahmad, Kordestan, Lorestan, West Azerbaijan, Qazvin and Zanjan.
People were urged not to buy loose mushrooms and only purchase packed and sealed ones in shops. The deadly fungi grow wild in mountainous regions of Iran's west after spring showers, according to Tasnim news agency.