White Nose Syndrome Endangers Bats
- EVALUATION OF STRATEGIES FOR THE DECONTAMINATION OF EQUIPMENT FOR GEOMYCES DESTRUCTANS, THE CAUSATIVE AGENT OF WHITE-NOSE SYNDROME (WNS). SHELLEY, VIRGINIA; KAISER, SAMANTHA; SHELLEY, ELIZABETH; WILLIAMS, TIM; KRAMER, MARCELO; HAMAN, KATIE; KEEL, KEVIN; BARTON, HAZEL A. // Journal of Cave & Karst Studies;Apr2013, Vol. 75 Issue 1, p1
White-nose syndrome is an emerging infectious disease that has led to a dramatic decline in cave-hibernating bat species. White-nose syndrome is caused by the newly described fungal pathogen Geomyces destructans, which infects the ear, muzzle, and wing membranes of bats. Although the exact...
- Key fungus species helps explain mysterious bat disease. // Laboratory News;Sep2013 Companion Series, p7
The article reports that scientists from the U.S. Forest Service have discovered the fungus associated with White Nose Syndrome (WNS) of North American bats.
- Let sleeping bats lie. // New Scientist;11/30/2002, Vol. 176 Issue 2371, p3
Reports on a patient death caused by a virus from bat bite in Great Britain. Source of virus in patient; Evidence to prove the relationship between disease and bats; Possible risks faced by the people from bat bites.
- Bracing for white nose syndrome. // High Country News;6/7/2010, Vol. 42 Issue 10, p8
The article explores the white-nose syndrome in bats. It is stated that the disease is likely caused by a cold-loving fungus that strikes bats during hibernation. The syndrome smudges the face and wings of bats with white. It is thought that the fungus will spread when bats rub against each...
- Sick Bats. // Scholastic News -- Edition 4;5/5/2008, Vol. 70 Issue 23/24, p2
The article reports on the mysterious disease that kills bats in New York, Vermont and Massachusetts. For the past two winters, the disease has been killing thousands of bats in the said areas. Four species of bats have been affected, including the endangered Indiana bat. The illness strikes...
- The WISH LIST. // BATS Magazine;Winter2013, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p20
This section offers news briefs about the Bat Conservation International (BCI) organization, as of December 2013, including the winter bat survey of BCI involving white nose syndrome (WNS), a study about cave habitats, and the bat-education programs of BCI.
- SCIENTISTS TARGET GRAVEST THREAT TO BATS. // BATS Magazine;Summer2008, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p12
The article discusses the White-nose Syndrome (WNS), a malady which is the most serious threat ever faced by bats. It has reportedly killed thousands among five species of hibernating bats in the northeastern U.S. during the winter of 2006 and 2007. The cause of WNS is unknown and if unsolved...
- Saving Sick Bats. // Scholastic News -- Edition 4;5/11/2009, Vol. 71 Issue 23/24, p3
The article reveals that cave heaters placed in the bats' hibernation caves could potentially protect the species from the effects of the white-nose syndrome. Bats specifically in the Northeastern U.S. and Canada have been affected by the disease. The syndrome is caused by a mysterious white...
- SEARCHING TEXAS CAVES FOR SIGNS OF WNS. Bayless, Mylea // BATS Magazine;Fall2012, Vol. 30 Issue 3, p4
A personal narrative is presented which explores the author's experience of searching north Texas caves for hibernating bats and signs of White-nose Syndrome (WNS).