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Culprit Identified: Fungus Causes Deadly Bat Disease

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Title: Culprit Identified: Fungus Causes Deadly Bat Disease

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White-nose syndrome is a deadly disease in North American bats that has been spreading rapidly since its 2006 discovery in N.Y. State. Thus far, bat declines in the northeastern U.S. have exceeded 80%. For the first time, scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey and partner institutions have identified the cause of WNS as a fungus appropriately known as Geomyces destructans. The research, which was conducted at the USGS NWHC in Madison, Wisc., further demonstrates that the fungus can be spread through contact between individual bats during hibernation. USGS microbiologist David Blehert to discusses these significant findings.

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Date Recorded: 10/26/2011

Audio Producer: Marisa Lubeck , U.S. Geological Survey


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