White-nose syndrome news

Bat with white-nose syndrome confirmed in Washington state

March 31, 2016 OLYMPIA – White-nose syndrome (WNS) has been confirmed in a little brown bat (Myotis lucifugus) found near North Bend – the first recorded occurrence of this devastating bat disease in western North America. The presence of this disease was verified by the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Wildlife Health Center. WNS has spread quickly among bats in other affected areas, killing more than six million beneficial insect-eating bats in North America since it was first documented nearly a decade ago. WNS is not known to pose a threat to humans, pets, livestock...

Bat with white-nose syndrome confirmed in Washington state

March 31, 2016 OLYMPIA – White-nose syndrome (WNS) has been confirmed in a little brown bat (Myotis lucifugus) found near North Bend – the first recorded occurrence of this devastating bat disease in western North America. The presence of this disease was verified by the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Wildlife Health Center. WNS has spread quickly among bats in other affected areas, killing more than six million beneficial insect-eating bats in North America since it was first documented nearly a decade ago. WNS is not known to pose a threat to humans, pets, livestock...

Bat with white-nose syndrome confirmed in Washington state

March 31, 2016 OLYMPIA – White-nose syndrome (WNS) has been confirmed in a little brown bat (Myotis lucifugus) found near North Bend – the first recorded occurrence of this devastating bat disease in western North America. The presence of this disease was verified by the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Wildlife Health Center. WNS has spread quickly among bats in other affected areas, killing more than six million beneficial insect-eating bats in North America since it was first documented nearly a decade ago. WNS is not known to pose a threat to humans, pets, livestock...

Updated "Cave Advisory": Recommendations for managing access to subterranean bat roosts to reduce the impacts of white-nose syndrome in bats

Recommendations to reduce the potential for humans to disturb hibernating bats or inadvertently transport the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome to uncontaminated bat habitats. This guidance was produced by the interagency national response to white-nose syndrome through the White-nose Syndrome Disease Management Working Group.

Bats in Asia found to have resistance to white-nose syndrome fungus. New findings suggest at least some declining North American bat species could eventually evolve resistance to the devastating disease

March 9, 2016 Contact: Tim Stephens (831) 459-4352; stephens@ucsc.edu For Immediate Release SANTA CRUZ, CA--As the deadly bat disease called white-nose syndrome continues to spread across North America, scientists are studying bats in China to understand how they are able to survive infections with the same fungus that has wiped out millions of North American bats. By comparing disease dynamics in North American and Asian bat populations, researchers have found evidence that Asian bat species have much lower levels of infection than North American species and therefore are resistant to...

White-nose syndrome, a disease that can kill bats, confirmed in Minnesota

Media contacts: Ed Quinn, Natural Resource Program consultant, Parks and Trails Division, 651-259-5594, edward.quinn@state.mn.us; Gerda Nordquist, Minnesota Biological Survey supervisor/mammalogist, Ecological and Water Resources Division, 651-259-5124, gerda.nordquist@state.mn.us; Jim Essig, park manager, Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park, 218-300-7003, jim.essig@state.mn.us White-nose syndrome (WNS), a disease that is harmful and usually fatal to hibernating bats, has been confirmed at Lake Vermilion - Soudan Underground Mine State Park in northeastern Minnesota,...

Ask your local theater to show white-nose syndrome public service announcements before Batman v Superman!

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens March 25 and you can help bats by asking your local theater to run a public service announcement right before the show. Here's a script to help you pitch the idea. Hello! My name is __________. I live in  ___________ and I love going to the movies at your theater. I wanted to get in touch with you about the upcoming release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Did you know that bats in North America are dying by the millions from a disease called white-nose syndrome? In light of this, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice cast member Ben...

Ask your local theater to show white-nose syndrome public service announcements before Batman v Superman!

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens March 25 and you can help bats by asking your local theater to run a public service announcement right before the show. Here's a script to help you pitch the idea. Hello! My name is __________. I live in  ___________ and I love going to the movies at your theater. I wanted to get in touch with you about the upcoming release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Did you know that bats in North America are dying by the millions from a disease called white-nose syndrome? In light of this, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice cast member Ben...