bats

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Spotlight on Bats: Nature's Spooky Disease Reservoirs
Oct 31, 2013 | Katharine York

Picture a dark and foggy night. Tall, nearly leafless trees loom around you, and newly fallen leaves whirl around your feet. The silhouette of a...

New Flu Virus Found in Bats
Oct 31, 2013 | Amy L. Sonricker Hansen

According to a new study published in the journal PLoS Pathogens, researchers have discovered a new flu virus in fruit bats from Peru. The new...

2011-2012: Year of the Bat
Aug 25, 2012 | Amy L. Sonricker Hansen

The year 2011-2012 has been declared the “Year of the Bat” by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Convention on the Conservation of...

New Study Finds Rabies May Not Always Be Fatal
Aug 6, 2012 | Lauren Edmundson

A study published on August 1 in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene reported that rabies may not be fatal in all patients who do...

Scientists Find Evidence of Influenza in Bats
Feb 28, 2012 | Anna Tomasulo

  Scientists, collecting yellow-shouldered bats from Guatemala for rabies research; discovered something completely unexpected: genetic traces of...

Fungus Behind Disease Decimating Bat Populations
Oct 28, 2011 | Amy L. Sonricker Hansen

Wednesday, Oct. 26 2011, Nature published a study providing the first direct evidence between the fungus Geomyces destructans and white-nose syndrome...

Lyssavirus in Melbourne, Victoria
Jul 18, 2011 | healthmap

Australian Bat Lyssavirus has been detected in a colony of fruit bats in Yarra Bend Park, which is in the Melbourne suburb of Kew.  Lyssavirus is...

White-nose syndrome reaches Nova Scotia and spreads in the United States
Apr 19, 2011 | Amy L. Sonricker Hansen

A Hunts County, Nova Scotia bat has tested positive for white-nose syndrome. The finding makes Nova Scotia the 4th Canadian province to see signs of...

White Nose Syndrome Continues to Spread
Feb 11, 2011 | Amy L. Sonricker Hansen

Just one week after being discovered in Indiana, the deadly White Nose Syndrome (WNS) has been identified in bats located in an old Avery County mine...

Extinction risk for bats due to White-nose Syndrome
Aug 11, 2010 | healthmap

Bats are critically important for insect control and pollination of many agriculturally important crops. White-nose Syndrome has been devastating the...