(A) A photograph depicting mortality caused by white-nose syndrome. (B) A photograph of the visually distinctive white growth of Geomyces destructans on the muzzle, ears, and wings of an infected bat.

FIGURE WO-14Signs of bat white-nose syndrome (WNS)

(A) Mortality caused by WNS. (B) Geomyces destructans fungus, forming the visually distinctive white growth on the muzzle, ears, and wings of an infected bat.

SOURCE: Photos provided courtesy of Alan C. Hicks, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

From: Workshop Overview

Cover of Fungal Diseases
Fungal Diseases: An Emerging Threat to Human, Animal, and Plant Health: Workshop Summary.
Institute of Medicine (US) Forum on Microbial Threats.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2011.
Copyright © 2011, National Academy of Sciences.

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