Invasion Dynamics of White-Nose Syndrome Fungus, Midwestern United States, 2012–2014
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White-nose syndrome has devastated bat populations in eastern North America. In Midwestern United States, prevalence increased quickly in the first year of invasion (2012–13) but with low population declines. In the second year (2013–14), environmental contamination led to earlier infection and high population declines. Interventions must be implemented before or soon after fungal invasion to prevent population collapse.
Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vol. 21, no. 6 (2015-06).
Wns, North America, Population Decline, Environmental Contamination
Wns; North America; Population Decline; Environmental Contamination
Langwig, Kate E.; Feng, Jiang; Parise, Katy L.; Kath, Joe; Kirk, Dan; Frick, Winifred F.; Foster, Jeffrey T.; and Kilpatrick, A. Marm, "Invasion Dynamics of White-Nose Syndrome Fungus, Midwestern United States, 2012–2014" (2015). KIP Articles. 2812.