white-nose syndrome

White-Nose Syndrome
1:51 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Bats In Missouri, And Now Illinois, Just Can't Catch A Break

A little brown bat with white-nose syndrome hangs in Greeley Mine, Vt., in March 2009. The disease is spreading across the country.
(Marvin Moriarity/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

Updated at 4:10 p.m. to include quotes from IDNR and 4:23 p.m. to include map.

Officials in Illinois have found the first cases of a devastating bat disease known as white-nose syndrome in that state.

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.

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Bats
10:15 am
Tue June 19, 2012

Endangered bats on vacation in Missouri and Illinois - and why biologists are tracking them

A little brown bat showing symptoms of white-nose syndrome in Greeley Mine, Vermont (April, 2009).
(Marvin Moriarity/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

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.

The bat hibernates in caves in the winter and summers in forested areas, most frequently in the central United States.

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Animals
4:56 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

White-Nose Syndrome: A scourge in the bat caves

A little brown bat with white-nose syndrome hangs in Greeley Mine, Vt., in March 2009. The disease is spreading across the country, currently affecting bat populations in 19 states.
Marvin Moriarty U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Originally published on Thu April 5, 2012 2:01 pm

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.

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Bats - White-Nose Syndrome
12:16 pm
Mon April 2, 2012

Bat disease confirmed in Missouri, likely to spread

A little brown bat showing symptoms of white-nose syndrome in Greeley Mine, Vermont (April, 2009).
(Marvin Moriarity/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

Updated at 3:00 p.m. to clarify and expand description of white-nose syndrome.

A disease that has killed millions of bats across the eastern U.S. has been confirmed in Missouri for the first time.

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