White-nose syndrome

A deadly emerging infectious disease of hibernating bats

Deeann M. Reeder, Marianne Moore

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Abstract

In the winter of 2006-2007, thousands of dead bats were found at a single cave in New York. When mortality spread to nearby hibernacula in the winter of 2007-2008, this emerging infectious disease was dubbed white-nose syndrome (WNS), for the white fungi noted around the bat's muzzle. Current estimates suggest that between 5.7 and 6.7 million bats have died thus far (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (2012) News release: North American bat death toll exceeds 5.5 million from white-nose syndrome. http://www.fws.gov/whitenosesyndrome/pdf/WNS-Mortality-2012-NR-FINAL.pdf. Accessed 21 Feb 2012), making this one of the most significant conservation threats to bats in history. The goal of this chapter is to review the current state of knowledge regarding WNS and to highlight areas where further research is needed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBat Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages413-434
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9781461473978, 1461473969, 9781461473961
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Emerging Communicable Diseases
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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Fishes
Fungi
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Reeder, D. M., & Moore, M. (2013). White-nose syndrome: A deadly emerging infectious disease of hibernating bats. In Bat Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation (pp. 413-434). Springer New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7397-8_20

White-nose syndrome : A deadly emerging infectious disease of hibernating bats. / Reeder, Deeann M.; Moore, Marianne.

Bat Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation. Springer New York, 2013. p. 413-434.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Reeder, DM & Moore, M 2013, White-nose syndrome: A deadly emerging infectious disease of hibernating bats. in Bat Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation. Springer New York, pp. 413-434. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7397-8_20
Reeder DM, Moore M. White-nose syndrome: A deadly emerging infectious disease of hibernating bats. In Bat Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation. Springer New York. 2013. p. 413-434 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7397-8_20
Reeder, Deeann M. ; Moore, Marianne. / White-nose syndrome : A deadly emerging infectious disease of hibernating bats. Bat Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation. Springer New York, 2013. pp. 413-434
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