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New study: UV light may save bats from deadly fungus

White-nose syndrome is a disease caused by a fungus that infects bat populations in the U.S. and Canada while they hibernate during the winter. However, new studies suggest the fungus may have an "Achilles' heel" - UV light.

White-nose syndrome has crossed the Rocky Mountains

Seattle - White-nose Syndrome (WNS) is a particularly nasty fungal disease that has so far killed off over 7 million bats in the eastern U.S. since it mysteriously appeared 10 years ago. Recent evidence now shows it has spread across the country.

International Bat Week highlights the role bats play in nature

Bats may be an essential figure in Halloween scenes, but they are even more essential to humans than most people realize. International Bat Week started on Monday and will go through October 31, Halloween. This year, we are being asked to help our bats.

New understanding about how white-nose syndrome kills bats

Madison - Researchers have developed an explanation of how white-nose syndrome kills bats. The fungal infection has been devastating bat populations across in North America.

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.

Lethal bat disease spreads, now found in Ohio and New Brunswick

Richmond - Bat colonies in Ohio are now diagnosed with white-nose syndrome, a fast-moving lethal disease first diagnosed in the US in 2006 that is sweeping across the eastern part of the country, leaving more than 1 million dead bats in its wake.
 

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White-nose syndrome has killed millions of bats in North America over the past decade.
White-nose syndrome has killed millions of bats in North America over the past decade.
Daniel Lindner, USDA Forest Service
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.
Marvin Moriarty/USFWS/Flickr.com