USGS Article on WNS

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USGS Article on WNS

Postby PYoungbaer » Oct 27, 2016 9:45 am

All,

Just in time for Halloween, here's a good article from the U.S. Geological Survey on threats to bats - most especially WNS and wind power:

https://www.usgs.gov/news/trick-or-treat-frightening-threats-bats-0

I do want to highlight how the language on the spread of WNS has evolved to reflect the actual known science:

The disease is spread by bat-to-bat contact during hibernation, bat contact with a P. destructans-contaminated environment, and possibly by humans carrying the fungus from infected caves to uninfected sites. For this reason, many caves in affected states have been closed to recreational use, and people visiting open sites are urged to follow specific decontamination procedures.


Peter
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