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Reflects white-nose syndrome confirmed in Barren County, Kentucky and Alger and Houghton counties in Michigan. Also, Clare County, Michigan "suspect" for the disease.
Updated white-nose syndrome map March 4, 2015
Reflects little brown bat seen with obvious symptoms of the disease in Barren County, Kentucky.
Updated White-Nose Syndrome Map February 13, 2015
Reflects swab sample results from two tricolored bats in Dane County, Wisconsin, which showed presence of Pseudogymonascus destructans, the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome. No bats displayed any visual signs of the fungus.
WNS map updated January 23, 2015
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Revised case definitions for classifying white-nose syndrome (WNS) in bats. These case definitions were developed in conjunction with laboratory representatives from the WNS National Plan Diagnostic Working Group and standardize the interpretation of laboratory test results.
Reflects white-nose syndrome confirmed in Richmond County, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Updated WNS map September 3, 2014
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This is a draft of the Captive Bat Management report produced by a committee of the WNS Conservation and Recovery Working Group. This draft is for review purposes only.
Reflects western-most confirmation of white-nose syndrome in Canada: in Thunder Bay District, Ontario, near Lake Superior.
Updated WNS map August 25, 2014
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White-nose syndrome fact sheet updated August 2014
August 2014 White-nose syndrome fact sheet
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Reflects white-nose syndrome confirmed in Clay, Macon and Grainger Counties, Tennessee.
Updated WNS map August 18, 2014
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Reflects detection of the fungus causing white-nose syndrome, Pseudogymnoascus destructans, in Carter and Greene Counties, Missouri.
Updated WNS map August 7, 2014
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Reflects white-nose syndrome confirmed in Nova Scotia counties: Antigonish since the 2012/2013 surveillance season and Inverness and Cape Breton for the 2013/2014 only.
Updated WNS map July 25, 2014
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Reflects the fungus causing white-nose syndrome detected in Vermillion County, Indiana.
Updated WNS map July 17, 2014
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Reflects white-nose syndrome confirmed in a little brown bat in Ontonagon County, Michigan.
Updated WNS Map July 9, 2014
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Reflects WNS confirmed for a tri-colored bat in Richland County, South Carolina.
Updated WNS map July 1, 2014
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Updated through June, 2014. Check "Where is it Now?" on this website for current map.
White-nose syndrome fact sheet June 2014
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Reflects results from Quebec, Canada. WNS confirmed in Matane County. Four counties have also been added based on specimens collected during the WNS surveillance of 2010-11 and 2011-12.
Updated WNS map June 12, 2014
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The latest update reflects Pd-positive samples from bats and substrate in four Mississippi counties (Smith, Jasper, Neshoba, and Winston) collected and analyzed by researchers from UC Santa Cruz and Northern Arizona University.
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The White-nose Syndrome Communications and Outreach Working Group developed messages to help you talk to people about white-nose syndrome so you can influence what they know, feel and do about the disease. Please use these messages to help us speak in a unified voice about white-nose syndrome!
USFWS national white-nose syndrome coordinator Jeremy Coleman addresses congressional staffers
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Reflects white-nose sydrome confirmed in Keweenaw County, Michigan and vsible signs of the fungus in Boone County, Missouri and Paulding County, Georgia. Also reflects removal of Oklahoma as a state where white-nose syndrome was suspected.
Updated WNS map May 7, 2014
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Update to this fact sheet: In April 2014, white-nose syndrome was confirmed in Michigan and Wisconsin, bringing the total number of states where the disease has been confirmed to 25.
March 2014 white-nose syndrome fact sheet
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Reflects white-nose syndrome confirmed in Franklin and Hocking counties, Ohio, and in Jackson County, North Carolina. Visible signs of the fungus also observed in Cherokee County, North Carolina.
Updated WNS map April 30, 2014
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Reflects white-nose syndrome confirmed in 11 counties in Tennessee: Anderson, Bedford, Dekalb, Hamblen, Humphreys, Maury, Pickett, Polk, Roane, Smith and Wayne. Visible signs of the disease also observed in Sumner County.
WNS map updated April 24, 2014
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Learn about White-Nose Syndrome and what you can do to help bats through this cool infographic!

White-nose	Syndrome A	coordinated	response	to	the	devastating	bat	disease A	U.S.	Fish	and	Wildlife	Service	Infographic • White-nose	syndrome (WNS)	is	a	disease	killing	hibernating	bats. • First	documented	in	2006	in	eastern	New	York • Afflicted	bats	may	shore	white	fungus	on	their	muzzles	and	wings,	 abnormal	behavior	and	eventual	death. • 90	– 100% mortality	rate	in	many	hibernacula • WNS	is	confirmed	in	23	stated	&	5	Canadian	provinces • (IMAGE)	Map	of	the	U.S.	with	affected	areas	highlighted	in	orange. W
Reflects white-nose syndrome confirmed in Iron County, Missouri.
WNS Map updated April 17, 2014
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Kentucky WNS Response Plan Updated January 2014
Reflects white-nose syndrome confirmed in new counties in Michigan (Alpena, Dickinson, and Mackinac) and Wisconsin (Grant), Georgia (Rabun), and Kentucky (Lee, suspect to confirmed), and Algoma District in Ontario.
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Acoustic surveillance is a viable means for assessing WNS prevalence, offering some advantages compared to other surveillance methods including minimization of disturbance especially during winter, no risk of human spread of the fungus, and relatively easy equipment set-up.
Reflects white-nose syndrome confirmed in two new counties in Alabama: Morgan County at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge and Lawrence County at Bankhead National Forest and Backwards Confusion Caves.
Updated WNS map April 4, 2014
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This read-only excel spreadsheet can be downloaded and filtered
Addition of Jefferson and Ste. Genevieve counties in Missouri, mapped as suspect based on detection of Pd from swab sampling in these counties.
Updated WNS map 12/12/13
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