Scientists On Case Of Deadly Bat Disease Discover New Clues

Scientists are gaining more insight into how a deadly bat fungus is spreading across the United States.

A new study from the U.S. Geological Survey finds that the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome in bats can be spread much more readily than previously thought.

White nose syndrome has decimated bat populations east of the Mississippi River, but only last year appeared in the Pacific Northwest. The research suggests people and equipment can become contaminated with the fungus no matter what time of year they enter caves.

Source: Scientists On Case Of Deadly Bat Disease Discover New Clues . News | OPB