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Nov. 08, 2013

So Far, No Silver Bullet to Stop Lethal Bat Fungus

Scientists say antifungal bacteria could help fight the fungus causing white-nose syndrome.

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Aug. 06, 2010

Bad Days for Bats

The 'White Nose Syndrome' disease affecting bat populations has put one species of bat at risk of 'regional extinction' within the next 20 years.

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