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21031
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White-nose syndrome has killed hundreds of thousands of bats in the eastern United States. Those that are dying are insect-eaters, and the largest bat colony in the northeast is estimated to eat two billion insects per night. Losing these night-hunters would allow more damage to crops and contribute to mosquito-borne diseases like the West Nile virus. The disease has spread down the East Coast to Smith County, Virginia, which abuts North Carolina, and is expected to cross into the state.
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North Carolina Naturalist (NoCar QH 76.5 N8 N68), Vol. 18 Issue 1, Spr/Sum 2010, p4-5, il, map
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21068
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White-nose syndrome (WNS) is a pathogen associated with a cold-loving fungus that has a 90 to 100 percent fatality rate when it has occurred in northeastern bat populations. The disease was first discovered in the state during the winter of 2010-2011 in nine western counties. The bat populations in eastern North Carolina are little-researched. Lisa Gatens, Curator of Mammals at the NC Museum of Natural Science, and her team are researching bats in the Hoffman Forest to determine if migrating mountain bats have brought WNS with them, and if not, to determine if coastal bats could be used to repopulate the hard hit counties.
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North Carolina Naturalist (NoCar QH 76.5 N8 N68), Vol. 21 Issue 3, Fall 2013, p6-7, il
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22388
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White-nose syndrome is a fungal disease affecting bats. It has killed millions in the Eastern US, and its deadly toll of North Carolina bat populations is continuing, as evidenced by winter cave surveys conducted by biologists in January and February 2014.
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20295
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The white-nose syndrome continues to decimate bat populations in western North Carolina, with seven counties affected by the disease. It does not affect people, but the bats are hard hit. For example, over the past two years in retired mine located in Avery County, a bat population of 1,000 dropped to 65, and in a mine in Haywood County a population of 4,000 dropped to 250 in one year.
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