Study: Fungus killing U.S. bats came from Europe

04/10/2012 | CBC.ca (Canada)

A recent study found the fungus causing white nose syndrome in U.S. and Canadian bats is a version of the fungus infecting, but not killing, European bats, and probably entered the U.S. on the boots of a tourist. Researchers believe the catastrophic bat death numbers, nearly 7 million in North America, are the result of exposing the bats, which had virtually no immunity to the fungus, to the invasive species.

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