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Current Decontamination Protocols:


Bat Submission Guidelines for White-Nose Syndrome Investigations in 2016 and Update on Surveillance for Pseudogymnoascus destructans

To: Natural Resource/Conservation Managers

From: Dr. Jonathan Sleeman, Center Director, USGS National Wildlife Health Center

Date: February 25, 2016


The USGS National Wildlife Health Center (NWHC) continues to provide sampling kits for swabbing hibernating bats and their surrounding environment to state wildlife agencies nationwide to assist with early detection of Pseudogymnoascus destructans (Pd), and to address specific research priorities identified by state and federal agency partners in conjunction with the White-Nose Syndrome National Plan.