White-nose syndrome news

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife launches online bat reporting site

April 14, 2016 SALEM, Ore - With the recent confirmation of White-Nose Syndrome (WNS) in a little brown bat in Washington State, ODFW activated anonline bat reporting website. Anyone finding a dead bat or who observes bats flying during the day or during freezing weather should report this via the online site or call the ODFW Wildlife Health Hotline at 866-968-2600. ODFW veterinarian Colin Gillin said WNS is a fungal disease occurring in hibernating bats that has killed more than six million bats since 2006 when it was...

Idaho heightens response efforts for white-nose syndrome

For immediate release: April 13, 2016 Contact: Rita Dixon, Idaho Department of Fish and Game rita.dixon@idfg.idaho.gov, 208-287-2735 Mark Drew, Idaho Department of Fish and Game mark.drew@idfg.idaho.gov, 208-939-9171   BOISE - The recent confirmation of white-nose syndrome (WNS), a disease of hibernating bats, in Washington state has heightened concern over bats in Idaho. The primary goal of the state is to prevent the introduction of the fungus that causes WNS while preparing for its potential arrival. Click on link for full press release.

National white-nose syndrome decontamination protocol, April 2016

The latest formal revision of the national decontamination protocol to prevent spread of the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome. This document is the product of a collaborative effort between with multiple federal and state agencies and several non-governmental organizations.