Investigating and managing the rapid emergence of white-nose syndrome, a novel, fatal, infectious disease of hibernating bats.

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White-nose syndrome (WNS) is a fatal disease of bats that hibernate. The etiologic agent of WNS is the fungus Geomyces destructans, which infects the skin and wing membranes. Over 1 million bats in six species in eastern North America have died from WNS since 2006, and as a result several species of bats may become endangered or extinct. Information is… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2010.01638.x

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@article{Foley2011InvestigatingAM, title={Investigating and managing the rapid emergence of white-nose syndrome, a novel, fatal, infectious disease of hibernating bats.}, author={Janet E. Foley and Deana L. Clifford and Kevin T. Castle and Paul M Cryan and Richard S. Ostfeld}, journal={Conservation biology : the journal of the Society for Conservation Biology}, year={2011}, volume={25 2}, pages={223-31} }