White-nose syndrome news

White-nose syndrome fungus found on second bat in Washington state

In March 2016, white-nose syndrome (WNS) was confirmed in the state of Washington in a little brown bat from King County – the first recorded occurrence of this devastating bat disease in western North America.   Recently, a silver-haired bat from the same county also tested positive for Pseudogymnoascus destructans (Pd), the fungus that causes WNS. However, this silver-haired bat did not show signs, such as visible fungal growth or lesions, of having actually contracted WNS, according to the U.S. Geological Survey and the WashingtonDepartment of Fish...

White-nose syndrome fungus found on second bat in Washington state

In March 2016, white-nose syndrome (WNS) was confirmed in the state of Washington in a little brown bat from King County – the first recorded occurrence of this devastating bat disease in western North America.   Recently, a silver-haired bat from the same county also tested positive for Pseudogymnoascus destructans (Pd), the fungus that causes WNS. However, this silver-haired bat did not show signs, such as visible fungal growth or lesions, of having actually contracted WNS, according to the U.S. Geological Survey and the WashingtonDepartment of Fish...