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White-nose syndrome, first diagnosed in North America in 2006, causes mass deaths among bats in North America. We found the causative fungus, Pseudogymnoascus destructans, in a 1918 sample collected in Europe, where bats have now adapted to the fungus. These results are consistent with a Eurasian origin of the pathogen.
Bats, Mortality, White-nose syndrome
Campana, Michael G.; Kurata, Naoko P.; and Foster, Jeffrey T., "White-Nose Syndrome Fungus in a 1918 Bat Specimen from France" (2017). KIP Articles. 5699.