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Continued... SCWDS BRIEFSA Quarterly Newsletter from the

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SCWDS BRIEFSA Quarterly Newsletter from the
Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study
College of Veterinary Medicine
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602 Phone (706) 542-1741
Gary L. Doster, Editor FAX (706) 542-5865
White Nose Syndrome Update
White nose syndrome (WNS), the fungal
disease that has been decimating bat
populations in the eastern United States,
continues to rapidly expand its range. WNS has
killed millions of hibernating bats since its
discovery in New York State in 2006. The
cumulative mortality has been as high as 99% of
hibernating bats in affected caves when WNS
has been documented in multiple years.
In March and April 2011, WNS was confirmed in
two previously WNS-free states - Ohio and
Kentucky. On March 18, 2011, bats were


Source: Altizer, Sonia M.- Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia


Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology