White Nose Spreads

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The White Nose Syndrome has officially been documented in North Carolina, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The disease killed more than a million bats in five years, with mortality rates near 100 percent at most infected sites. North Carolina is the 16th state to document the disease, which has already been confirmed in Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland. Indiana also reported this week that the disease was present in that state. Wildlife officials found six bats that tested positive for White Nose in North Carolina, five from an abandoned mine in Avery County, and one from a cave in Grandfather Mountain State Park. Officials from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service expect the disease to spread further westward as the winter progresses.

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