White-nose syndrome in North American bats - U.S. Geological Survey updates

Fact Sheet 2016-3084
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White-nose syndrome is a devastating wildlife disease that has killed millions of hibernating bats. This disease first appeared in New York during 2007 and has continued to spread at an alarming rate from the northeastern to the central United States and throughout eastern Canada. The disease is named for the fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans, which often appears white when it infects the skin of the nose, ears, and wings of hibernating bats. This fact sheet provides updates on white-nose syndrome research and management efforts and highlights US Geological Survey scientists’ contributions to understanding and combating this disease.

Suggested Citation

Lankau, E.W., and Moede-Rogall, Gail, 2016, White-nose syndrome in North American bats—U.S. Geological Survey updates: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2016–3084, 4 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20163084.

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

ISSN: 2327-6916 (print)

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title White-nose syndrome in North American bats - U.S. Geological Survey updates
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2016-3084
DOI 10.3133/fs20163084
Year Published 2016
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) National Wildlife Health Center
Description 4 p.
Country Canada, United States
Online Only (Y/N) N
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