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Virus helps to track white nose syndrome in bats

A newly discovered virus, that infects the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome in bats, could provide the means to track the spread of the disease. The fungus is killing huge numbers of bat populations in the U.S and Canada.

Bats mount partial response against white nose syndrome

White-nose syndrome is a devastating infection of bats in North America, striking bats while they are hibernating in caves. As a sign of better news, some bats appear to be developing an immune response.

Understanding how white-nose syndrome kills bats

Researchers have uncovered the way that white-nose syndrome breaks down tissue in bats. This finding could lead to a treatment for a disease that has killed more than six million bats across North America.

Deadly bat disease follows seasonal patterns

The infectious fungal disease of bats called white-nose syndrome appears linked, in part, to the seasonal dynamics of infection and transmission. This is based on a new study.

Deadly bat disease set to spread

North American bats face a death toll approaching 7 million due to a fungus called white nose syndrome. As part of the campaign to help eliminate the killer disease, scientists have obtained a new insight into how the fungus spreads. The news is not good.

U.S. bat disease continues to spread

The fungus that leads to to deadly disease 'white nose syndrome' that has killed almost seven million bats in the U.S. is continuing its spread westwards.

Killer bat fungus: Is a cure imminent?

U.S. Forest Service researchers have identified a fungus close to the species thought to cause White Nose Syndrome in bats, which is a major killer disease of bats in North America. This could help with the development of a cure.

Deadly bat fungus now in 22 states and parts of Canada

A deadly bat fungus has been spreading across the eastern and middle regions of the United States and parts of Canada. The mysterious fungus has killed millions of bats in recent years.

Fungal ailment killing millions of bats

Scientists studying the highly contagious fungus that causes the deadly white-nose syndrome in bats have estimated 5.7 to 6.7 million bats have succumbed to the disease in United States and Canada, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

North American bats continue dying at alarming rate

A strange invasive disease is swiftly wiping out the bat population across the eastern United States and parts of Canada and wildlife officials, in an attempt to stave off the devastation, are resorting to closing off public access to caves.

Massive Bat Die-Off Continues, Spreads

A mysterious disease decimating bat populations throughout the northeast has now spread as far south as Tennessee and, for the first time, has been found in Canada.

'White nose syndrome' threatening Tennessee bats, caves closed

Thousands of Tennessean bats are being threatened by a mysterious illness being called "white nose syndrome." Tennessee authorities have closed off some caves to the public to try to prevent further spread of the disease.

Plague Kills 90% of CT's Bats, Impact on National Ecology Feared

White-nose syndrome wiped out 90 per-cent of the bat population in Connecticut over the winter. The plague is currently racing across the country with the potential for devastating effects on the general ecology.
 

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This little brown bat infected with the rapidly spreading fungus that causes white-nose syndrome (WN...
This little brown bat infected with the rapidly spreading fungus that causes white-nose syndrome (WNS) was photographed at Greeley Mine, Vermont in March 2009.
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