Temporal variation in bat wing damage in the absence of white-nose syndrome.

@article{Powers2013TemporalVI,
  title={Temporal variation in bat wing damage in the absence of white-nose syndrome.},
  author={Lisa E Powers and Joyce E. Hofmann and Jean M. Mengelkoch and Bettina M Francis},
  journal={Journal of wildlife diseases},
  year={2013},
  volume={49 4},
  pages={946-54}
}
White-nose syndrome (WNS) is an emerging infectious wildlife disease that has killed more than 5 million bats in the eastern United States since its discovery in winter 2006. The disease is associated with a cold-adapted fungus that infects bats during winter hibernation. Wing damage has been documented in bats with WNS and could become a useful screening tool for determining whether samples should be submitted for testing. However, because there are no historic records, to our knowledge, of… CONTINUE READING
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