A product of the White-nose Syndrome
represents one of the most consequential wildlife diseases of modern times," wrote the authors of one recent paper published in mSphere, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology.
(WNS), a fungal disease caused by Pseudogymnoascus destructans, is rapidly spreading across eastern North America, where Little Brown Bats often hibernate in large congregations in caves and mines (Blehert and others 2011).
Tell students that they will do an exercise to illustrate how white-nose syndrome
could spread through a population of bats.
There have been no known instances of human illness connected to white-nose syndrome
, according to the National Park Service.
Several bat species in North America and Europe are presently threatened by White-nose Syndrome
The cave is the site where the devastating bat disease known as white-nose syndrome
was first discovered in 2007.
has ravaged bat populations in at least 26 states and Canada, killing entire colonies in some cases.
(WNS) is an emerging pathogenic fungal disease of hibernating bats caused by Pseudogymnoascus destructans (Pd) a psychrophilic and keratinophylic ascomycete fungus (Blehert et al., 2009; Cryan et al., 2010; Blehert et al., 2011).
For example, we use an ultrasonic sensor to listen to bats' high-pitched sonar, which provides an opportunity to talk about the importance of bats in our ecosystems, white-nose syndrome
, and other pressures on bat populations.
Liam, 17, of Belchertown, lives next to Quabbin and got a hand from state DCR staff last week helping a bat population beleaguered by white-nose syndrome
. The Boy Scout picked the bat house as his community service project for earning the Eagle rank.