WNS Information Resources

Reflects white-nose syndrome confirmed in Iron County, Missouri.
WNS Map updated April 17, 2014
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Kentucky WNS Response Plan Updated January 2014
Reflects white-nose syndrome confirmed in new counties in Michigan (Alpena, Dickinson, and Mackinac) and Wisconsin (Grant), Georgia (Rabun), and Kentucky (Lee, suspect to confirmed), and Algoma District in Ontario.
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Acoustic surveillance is a viable means for assessing WNS prevalence, offering some advantages compared to other surveillance methods including minimization of disturbance especially during winter, no risk of human spread of the fungus, and relatively easy equipment set-up.
Reflects white-nose syndrome confirmed in two new counties in Alabama: Morgan County at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge and Lawrence County at Bankhead National Forest and Backwards Confusion Caves.
Updated WNS map April 4, 2014
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This read-only excel spreadsheet can be downloaded and filtered
Addition of Jefferson and Ste. Genevieve counties in Missouri, mapped as suspect based on detection of Pd from swab sampling in these counties.
Updated WNS map 12/12/13
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The objective of this plan is to coordinate the conservation community’s strategy for addressing White Nose Syndrome (WNS) in North Carolina as it relates to disease surveillance and response, population monitoring, and research.
Battle For Bats: Surviving White Nose Syndrome, is an updated (2013) version of the original Battle for Bats video. This 14-minute film shows what government agencies are doing about white-nose syndrome and how you can help.
One-page 11x17" poster with white-nose syndrome facts
White-nose syndrome infographic
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Web version578.33 KB

Ohio counties reporting confirmed:
Ashland, Athens, Madison, Sandusky, Union, Wayne and Warren

Ohio counties reported as suspect:

September 17, 2013 WNS Map
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Updated map with the addition of Piscataquis County, Maine. County listed as suspect, visible clinical sign of WNS.
Updated WNS map 9/13/13
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Updates on WNS surveillance, research and publications from USGS National Wildlife Health Center
This YouTube link brings you to a 2-minute preview of the full 26-minute episode of PBS' Wild Kratts. The episode is about bats and overcoming fear of them and includes information about white-nose syndrome. Information is provided on how to purchase the full episode.
Updated WNS map with addition of Freeborn and St. Louis counties, Minnesota as suspect, with positive confirmation of fungus that causes white-nose syndrome.
August 9, 2013 WNS map
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Updated WNS map with suspect counties in Baxter and Washington counties, Arkansas
Updated WNS map, July 22, 2013
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Updates from Canada New Brunswick, Madawaska County confirmed. Nova Scotia, Annapolis and Guysborough counties confirmed. Prince Edward Island, Kings County confirmed.
July 5, 2013 WNS map
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Reichard, J.D., and T.H. Kunz. 2009. White-nose syndrome inflicts lasting injuries to the wings of little brown myotis (Myotis lucifugus). Acta Chiropterologica 11: 457-464.
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Tennessee confirms Cannon, Jackson, Overton and Sequatchie counties.
May 10, 2013 WNS map
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Illinois confirms Hardin County.
May 3, 2013 WNS map
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This document is intended to assist decision makers in coordinating a statewide response to this threat by documenting the need to establish systematic monitoring of bats throughout Wyoming, with recommendations on standardized survey methodology and establishing criteria for guiding management resp
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Quebec confirming a portion of Nord-du-Quebec
April 26, 2013 WNS map
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Alabama adding Lauderdale County as suspect.

Tennessee confirming Claiborne, Greene, Meigs and Union counties.

April 19, 2013 WNS map
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Massachusetts reporting Barnstable County confirmed.

Georgia reporting Gilmer County as confirmed.

Kentucky reporting Elliott, Whitley, Jackson, Pulaski, Meade and Rockcastle counties confirmed.

April 12, 2013 WNS map
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“White-nose syndrome” (WNS) is an emerging fungal disease of North American bat species.

Ohio adds Jefferson County as suspect. New York adds Cataraugus County as suspect.
April 8, 2013 WNS map
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Missouri confirming Washington and Franklin counties.

Tennessee confirming Hickman, Perry, Lewis, Lawrence, Dickson, White, Grundy, Marion, and Putnam counties.

March 29, 2013 WNS map
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Updated map for 3/21/2013

Ontario, Canada confirms a portion of the Sudbury District

Georgia confirms Walker County

Pennsylvania reports Cumberland County as suspect



Updated WNS map for 3/21/2013
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Updated WNS map, March 12, 2013 Dade County, Georgia is confirmed.
March 12, 2013 WNS map
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