WNS Information Resources
Fact sheet, informational material posted April 13, 2016
The latest formal revision of the national decontamination protocol to prevent the spread of the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome. This document is the product of a collaborative effort between multiple federal and state agencies and several non-governmental organizations.
Fact sheet, informational material posted April 5, 2016
Update as of March 31, 2016 including state of Washington confirmation of white-nose syndrome.
Map posted March 31, 2016
Reflects confirmation of white-nose syndrome in Washington state and first documentation of the fungus causing white-nose syndrome in Rhode Island.
Fact sheet, informational material posted March 28, 2016
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.
Map posted March 24, 2016
Reflects Chattooga and Dawson Counties in Georgia added to the map as "suspect" for white-nose syndrome due to visible signs of the fungus on tri-colored bats.
Map posted March 21, 2016
Reflects the addition of several counties in Missouri as "suspect". The following counties had visible evidence of white-nose syndrome: Buchanan, Warren, St. Clair, Cedar, Barry, Taney, and Howell.
Fact sheet, informational material posted March 9, 2016
White-nose syndrome fact sheet March 2016
Map posted March 9, 2016
Reflects white-nose syndrome confirmed for the first time in Minnesota in St. Louis County (only part of this large county indicated on map). Also reflects results in Alabama: white-nose syndrome confirmed in DeKalb County and suspected due to presence of fungus in Calhoun County.
Map posted March 2, 2016
Reflects Madison and JoDaviess Counties in Illinois now confirmed for white-nose syndrome.
Video/Audio posted February 18, 2016
Please meet Reggie, Milo, the Kids, and other bats in a series of short films. They'd like you to know that Bats Aren't Scary. Enjoy! Films created and produced by the Save Lucy Campaign with funding from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Source: The Save Lucy Campaign
Map posted February 16, 2016
Reflects Washington and Benton Counties, Arkansas confirmed positive for white-nose syndrome based on testing of tricolored bats with visible signs of WNS collected during cave surveys in January 2016.
Map posted January 27, 2016
Reflects the first update based on 2015/2016 surveillance: the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome found in Christian County, Missouri.
Map posted January 13, 2016
Reflects a bat collected in Boone County, Arkansas collected in 2015 testing positive for the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome.
Fact sheet, informational material posted January 13, 2016
We're entering an exciting new era in the fight against white-nose syndrome. This fact sheet summarizes how we got here and where we expect to go next in for testing promising treatments in the field.
Map posted November 16, 2015
Reflects bats collected back in March confirmed with white-nose syndrome in four counties in Tennessee: Coffee, Giles, Marshall, and Robertson.
Map posted November 12, 2015
Reflects the detection of the fungus causing white-nose syndrome in Cass County, Nebraska.
Map posted October 5, 2015
Reflects a little brown bat collected in May 2015 near the city of Gaspé, adjacent to Forillon National Park in the region of Gaspésie, testing positive for white-nose syndrome. This represents the farthest east case of WNS in Québec and it is the first county positive in the Gaspésie region.
Map posted September 25, 2015
Reflects swab taken in March testing positive from a mine shaft in Stanly County, North Carolina. This represents a new county and region of North Carolina afected. All other Pd/WNS-positive counties are in the mountains and this record is from the Piedmont region.
Fact sheet, informational material posted July 8, 2015
The purpose of this document is to provide consistent Acceptable Management Practices (AMPs) for nuisance wildlife control operators (NWCOs) to reduce impacts on bats during bat control or removal activities in structures.
Fact sheet, informational material posted July 1, 2015
White-nose syndrome fact sheet updated November 2015.
Map posted May 28, 2015
Reflects the detection of P.d.(fungus that causes white-nose syndrome) in Oachita and Ozark mountains and confirmation of white-nose syndrome in Garland and Polk counties in Arkansas.
Map posted May 19, 2015
Reflects spread of the fungus and white-nose syndrome in eastern Oklahoma's Delaware County. With these new findings, Oklahoma becomes the third state where the fungus has been confirmed, but the disease is not yet present.
Map posted May 1, 2015
Reflects spread of the fungus and white-nose syndrome in two new areas in western Ontario, Canada: confirmed near Atikokan and "suspect" near Beardmore. The Atikokan site is the furthest west site confirmed for white-nose syndrome in Canada.
Map posted April 29, 2015
Reflects white-nose syndrome confirmed in Delta County, Michigan.
Map posted April 17, 2015
Reflects first-time confirmation of white-nose syndrome in Iowa: Des Moines and Van Buren Counties and in Missouri Clay, Ralls, Moniteau, Ozark, St. Francois, Callaway, Cooper, and Miller counties all "suspect" for the disease.
Map posted April 9, 2015
Reflects Floyd County in Georgia as white-nose syndrome "suspect" due to obvious signs of the disease seen on bats and positive swabs taken from bats in a cave that tested negative in past years.
Map posted April 1, 2015
Reflects white-nose syndrome confirmed in Manistee County, Michigan as well as “suspect” in Marquette County, Michigan. Also, reflects white-nose syndrome “suspect” site identified in Ontario. This site is currently the furthest west the pathogen has been found in Canada.
Fact sheet, informational material posted March 30, 2015
USFWS funds for WNS research and state capacity
Presentation posted March 24, 2015
Agenda from 2013 WNS Workshop in Boise, Idaho
Map posted March 12, 2015
Reflects white-nose syndrome confirmed in Illinois in Union, Saline, Johnson, and Jackson Counties.