White-nose syndrome news

Disease attacking bats on the move April 24, 2014 (AP story and video)

MAMMOTH CAVE, Ky. (AP) — A sign posted at Mammoth Cave National Park in south-central Kentucky lets visitors know if they tour the largest known cave system in the world, they will have to walk on bio-security mats immediately afterward. Shoes must be scrubbed to help contain the spread of a disease that has killed more than 6 million cave-dwelling bats in the United States.

White-nose syndrome confirmed in bats in Michigan

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and a consortium of partners announced today that the fungus known to cause significant rates of illness and death in North American bats has been detected for the first time within the state's borders. White-nose syndrome (WNS) has been found in three Michigan counties: Alpena, Dickinson and Mackinac.

Deadly bat disease detected in single Wisconsin site

MADISON - White-nose syndrome, a bat disease that has spread to 23 states and killed up to 5 million bats since 2006, has been confirmed in Wisconsin, state natural resources officials announced today.

Survey shows bats still being devastated by disease: Bats disappearing from NH hibernation spots

CONCORD, N.H. —Wildlife officials said recent surveys of bats in New Hampshire show the animals are still being devastated by a fungal infection.

Bat-Killing Fungus Spreads In Georgia

Georgia DNR and partners talk with Atlanta NPR about the latest site in the state to fall victim to white-nose syndrome.