Bats Recovering from White-nose Syndrome Elevate Metabolic Rate during Wing Healing in Spring.

@article{Meierhofer2018BatsRF,
  title={Bats Recovering from White-nose Syndrome Elevate Metabolic Rate during Wing Healing in Spring.},
  author={Melissa B. Meierhofer and Joseph Samuel Johnson and Kenneth A Field and Shayne S. Lumadue and Allen Kurta and Joseph A. Kath and D M Reeder},
  journal={Journal of wildlife diseases},
  year={2018},
  volume={54 3},
  pages={
          480-490
        }
}
Host responses to infection with novel pathogens are costly and require trade-offs among physiologic systems. One such pathogen is the fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans (Pd) that causes white-nose syndrome (WNS) and has led to mass mortality of hibernating bats in eastern North America. Although infection with Pd does not always result in death, we… CONTINUE READING