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White-nose fungus found in bat colony at Mount Rainier NP, but no evidence of disease yet

White-nose fungus in bats has officially crossed the National Park System from east to west, now having been detected at Mount Rainier National Park in Washington state.


Back in May 2017 National Park Service researchers swabbed the wings and muzzle of 24 live bats in a roosting area at Mount Rainier. Recent analysis of the swabs by the USGS National Wildlife Health Center confirmed that four of the bats - two little brown bats (Myotis lucifugus) and two Yuma myotis (Myotis yumanensis) - had the fungus on them.


https://www.nationalparkstraveler.org/2018/03/white-nose-fungus-infects-bats-mount-rainier-national-park

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