Illinois Department of Natural Resources

White-Nose Syndrome (WNS), a fungal disease that has killed millions of bats in North America, has been found in three additional Illinois counties, bringing to seven the number of new counties where the disease has been found this year. Adams, Carroll and Pike Counties are the most recent counties to be added to the list where WNS has been confirmed. Bats that tested positive for the disease were found in Union, Saline, Johnson, and Jackson Counties earlier this year. These are the first confirmed records in these counties. The disease was first discovered in Illinois in 2013 in Hardin, LaSalle, Monroe and Pope Counties.
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