Friday, February 1, 2008

BABO - Bats are dying!

Hibernating bats in New Jersey and Vermont are dying by the thousands from what has been dubbed the 'white nose syndrome'...The syndrome is named for the white circles of fungus found around the noses of affected bats; those same bats deplete their fat reserves and die months before they are expected to emerge from hibernation. Though the infectious agent has spread to 9 bat caves in the two states, there is no evidence of BABO transmission - that humans might be infected. But people are encouraged to be 'cautious', all the same.
See national geographic for more info:


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