LifestyleHealthAfghan kids need new livers after eating toxic mushrooms...

Afghan kids need new livers after eating toxic mushrooms in Poland

-

Warsaw, Poland: The mayor of a Polish town appealed for organ donors on Monday after two children evacuated from Afghanistan fell so ill after eating poisonous mushrooms they need liver transplants.

“We are all moved by the news of the accidental mushroom poisoning,” Artur Tusinski, mayor of Podkowa Lesna near the Polish capital Warsaw, wrote on Facebook.

The children are being treated at a hospital in Warsaw.

The news portal OKO.press reported that their father, an accountant, worked for several years for the British army.

After the Taliban took over Afghanistan this month, the family was evacuated by the Polish military at Britain’s request.

The report said the 12-member family group arrived in Warsaw last Monday and went foraging in woods outside their migrant center.

It said the children who need transplants are aged six and eight, adding that an older 17-year-old sibling had also fallen ill but was now better.

Jakub Dudziak, a spokesman for the Office for Foreigners, which runs migrant centers in Poland, denied the children had eaten the mushrooms because they were being fed only twice a day and were hungry.

He said the evacuees were being provided “with three meals a day, consisting of varied ingredients with appropriate calorific value, including dairy products, meat, vegetables, fruit, and drinks”.

“In connection with this unfortunate accident, employees of centers for foreigners will sensitize Afghan citizens not to consume products of unknown origin,” he added.

Dudziak said a total of five people had asked for medical assistance at the facility complaining of stomach problems but they had not initially said they had eaten mushrooms.

Poland completed its evacuation mission last week after transporting more than 1,300 people from Kabul.

Most of the evacuees will stay in Poland after completing compulsory quarantine but others who were evacuated by Polish troops on behalf of third countries or international organizations will go elsewhere.

AFP
AFP is a leading global news agency for comprehensive, verified coverage of events shaping the world.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest news

Ants spotted completely ‘healing’ wounded trees in 24 hrs!

When drilled holes into Cecropia trees, tiny ants colonizing its trunks emerged like fairy Godmothers to heal the wounded...

Six Major Climate Developments to What Out For in 2022

This story originally appeared in The Revelator and is being published here as a part of Covering Climate Now, a global...

Climate Crisis Wouldn’t Defuse Until Democracy Emergency Isn’t Dealt With

This story originally appeared in The Guardian and is part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of...

After Omicron, New Covid Variant with More Mutations found in France

Kolkata, India: As the world continues to struggle with the rapid spread of the omicron variant of the coronavirus...

Biden Warns of Rising COVID-19 Cases

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Joe Biden warned Tuesday there's "going to be a continued rise in cases" and that the...

Swiss unanimously votes for same-sex union referendum

GENEVA — In Switzerland, a controversial same-sex marriage referendum has been resoundingly approved by voters of the conservative, rich Alpine...

Must read

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you