WNS Information Resources

<p>Here are a poster and handout you can use at events, visitor centers and other venues to educate people about white-nose syndrome! They are available in pdf format and the original Powerpoint files from which they were generated so you can tailor the poster for your needs.

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Informational tri-fold brochure about white-nose syndrome in bats in format suitable for printing developed by the USDA Forest Service in collaboration with the White-nose Syndrome Communications and Outreach Working Group.
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Watch a video PSA.

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Updated May 2016. 29 states and 5 Canadian provinces confirmed with white-nose syndrome and 3 states with detection of the fungus that causes the disease.
White-nose syndrome fact sheet May 2016
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Reflects white-nose syndrome confirmed for the first time in Rhode Island (Newport County) and the following:

Iowa: Jackson, Clayton, and Webster Counties are confirmed WNS positive. Jasper and Dubuque are WNS suspect.

Updated white-nose syndrome map May 10, 2016
Reflects fungus causing white-nose syndrome detected in Cherokee and Adair counties in Oklahoma.
Updated white-nose syndrome map April 28, 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.
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Update as of March 31, 2016 including state of Washington confirmation of white-nose syndrome.
White-nose syndrome fact sheet
Reflects confirmation of white-nose syndrome in Washington state and first documentation of the fungus causing white-nose syndrome in Rhode Island.
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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.
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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.
White-nose syndrome map updated March 24, 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.
White-nose syndrome map updated March 17, 2016
White-nose syndrome fact sheet March 2016
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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.
White-nose syndrome map updated March 9, 2016
Reflects Madison and JoDaviess Counties in Illinois now confirmed for white-nose syndrome.
White-nose syndrome map updated March 2, 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.
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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.
White-nose syndrome map updated February 16, 2016
Reflects the first update based on 2015/2016 surveillance: the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome found in Christian County, Missouri.
Updated white-nose syndrome map January 26, 2016
Reflects a bat collected in Boone County, Arkansas collected in 2015 testing positive for the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome.
Updated WNS map January 12, 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.
A pivotal time in the battle against white-nose syndrome
Reflects bats collected back in March confirmed with white-nose syndrome in four counties in Tennessee: Coffee, Giles, Marshall, and Robertson.
Updated white-nose syndrome map November 16, 2015
Reflects the detection of the fungus causing white-nose syndrome in Cass County, Nebraska.
Updated white-nose syndrome map November 10, 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.
Updated white-nose syndrome map October 5, 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.
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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.
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White-nose syndrome fact sheet updated November 2015.
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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.
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