white-nose syndrome http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Bats In Missouri, And Now Illinois, Just Can't Catch A Break http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bats-missouri-and-now-illinois-just-cant-catch-break <p><strong><em>Updated at 4:10 p.m. to include quotes from IDNR and&nbsp;</em></strong><strong>4:23 p.m. to include map.</strong></p><p>Officials in Illinois have found the first cases of a devastating bat disease known as white-nose syndrome in that state.</p><p>The Illinois Department of Natural Resources says laboratory tests confirmed the fungal disease in two species of bat in four counties. Those include Monroe County in the Metro East, LaSalle County in north-central Illinois, and Hardin and Pope Counties in the southern part of the state.</p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 19:51:20 +0000 Véronique LaCapra & Kelsey Proud 9747 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Bats In Missouri, And Now Illinois, Just Can't Catch A Break Endangered bats on vacation in Missouri and Illinois - and why biologists are tracking them http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/endangered-bats-vacation-missouri-and-illinois-and-why-biologists-are-tracking-them <p>Biologists are tracking the Indiana bat at their summer locations through sites in Missouri and Illinois, hoping to gather information that will help numbers rebound for the endangered species.</p><p>The bat hibernates in caves in the winter and summers in forested areas, most frequently in the central United States.</p> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 15:15:18 +0000 The Associated Press 3939 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Endangered bats on vacation in Missouri and Illinois - and why biologists are tracking them White-Nose Syndrome: A scourge in the bat caves http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/white-nose-syndrome-scourge-bat-caves A disease that has killed more than 5.5 million bats in the eastern United States and Canada is making its way west. White-nose syndrome has now been diagnosed in three Missouri bats — the first confirmed cases west of the Mississippi. And scientists say it won't stop there.<p>Since white-nose syndrome was first discovered in bats near Albany, N.Y., in early 2007, it has devastated bat populations in the eastern U.S. Thu, 05 Apr 2012 21:56:36 +0000 3441 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org White-Nose Syndrome: A scourge in the bat caves Bat disease confirmed in Missouri, likely to spread http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bat-disease-confirmed-missouri-likely-spread <p><strong><em>Updated at 3:00 p.m. to clarify and expand description of white-nose syndrome.</em></strong></p><p>A disease that has killed millions of bats across the eastern U.S. has been confirmed in Missouri for the first time.</p> Mon, 02 Apr 2012 17:16:25 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 3408 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Bat disease confirmed in Missouri, likely to spread