White-nose syndrome news

White-Nose Syndrome confirmed in bat at Onondaga Cave (January 25, 2013)

White-Nose Syndrome confirmed in bat at Onondaga Cave Onondaga Cave State Park’s cave will remain open for tour season; disease has not been found to infect humans For more information: 573-751-1010 Volume 41-005  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 25, 2013  JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri State Parks has received confirmation that a bat found in the entrance of Onondaga Cave at Onondaga Cave State Park in Crawford County has tested positive with white-nose syndrome. WNS spreads mainly through bat-to-bat contact and has not been found to infect people, pets or livestock...

White-Nose Syndrome Fungus Persists in Caves Even When Bats are Gone (USGS, January 10, 2013)

Science Feature- The fungus that has killed millions of bats in eastern North America since 2006 can survive in the environment for long periods of time, according to new research conducted by the USGS National Wildlife Health Center and collaborating partners at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, and U.S. Forest Service.

White-Nose Syndrome Confirmed in Mammoth Cave National Park Bats (January 16, 2013)

Mammoth Cave National Park Superintendent Sarah Craighead announced today that a bat from a cave in the south central Kentucky park has been confirmed with white-nose syndrome, a condition deadly to bats.