WNS Information Resources
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.
Map posted March 9, 2015
Reflects new counties in Arkansas: Independence and Newton County confirmed for the disease and Madison County is suspect due to swabs from bats and cave walls testing positive for the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome (Pseudogymnoascus destructans).
Map posted March 5, 2015
Updated map reflects white-nose syndrome confirmed in Barren County, Kentucky and Alger and Houghton counties in Michigan. Also, Clare County, Michigan "suspect" for the disease.
Map posted February 24, 2015
Reflects little brown bat seen with obvious symptoms of the disease in Barren County, Kentucky.
Source: National Park Service
Map posted January 23, 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.
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Fact sheet, informational material posted December 19, 2014
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.
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Map posted September 3, 2014
Reflects white-nose syndrome confirmed in Richmond County, Nova Scotia, Canada.
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Report posted September 3, 2014
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.
Map posted August 25, 2014
Reflects western-most confirmation of white-nose syndrome in Canada: in Thunder Bay District, Ontario, near Lake Superior.
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Fact sheet, informational material posted August 20, 2014
White-nose syndrome fact sheet updated August 2014
Map posted August 18, 2014
Reflects white-nose syndrome confirmed in Clay, Macon and Grainger Counties, Tennessee.
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Map posted August 7, 2014
Reflects detection of the fungus causing white-nose syndrome, Pseudogymnoascus destructans, in Carter and Greene Counties, Missouri.
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Map posted July 25, 2014
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.
Map posted July 17, 2014
Reflects the fungus causing white-nose syndrome detected in Vermillion County, Indiana.
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Map posted July 9, 2014
Reflects white-nose syndrome confirmed in a little brown bat in Ontonagon County, Michigan.
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Map posted July 1, 2014
Reflects WNS confirmed for a tri-colored bat in Richland County, South Carolina.
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Fact sheet, informational material posted June 25, 2014
Updated through June, 2014. Check "Where is it Now?" on this website for current map.
Map posted June 12, 2014
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.
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Map posted June 9, 2014
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.
Fact sheet, informational material posted June 4, 2014
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!
Map posted May 7, 2014
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.
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Fact sheet, informational material posted May 1, 2014
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.
Map posted April 30, 2014
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.
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Map posted April 24, 2014
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.
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Fact sheet, informational material posted April 17, 2014
Learn about White-Nose Syndrome and what you can do to help bats through this cool infographic!
|White-nose syndrome infographic, April 2014 (11x17" print version)||734.15 KB|
|White-nose syndrome infographic, April 2014 (for web use)||570.91 KB|
|Transcript of the WNS Infographic||64.17 KB|
Map posted April 17, 2014
Reflects white-nose syndrome confirmed in Iron County, Missouri.
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Plan posted April 14, 2014
Kentucky WNS Response Plan Updated January 2014
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Map posted April 11, 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.