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Connecticut's bat population has seen a dramatic decline due to White Nose syndrome, said the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
has been devastated by White-Nose syndrome, so in 2015, three species were listed as endangered in the list of endangered, threatened and particular types of Connecticut's concern, "said DEEP.
brown bat, the northern long-eared bat (which is also threatened by the state) and the tricolor bat.
The disease affects hibernating bats and is caused by a fungus. The mushroom looks like a white fluff on the face of a bat and grows in cold, dark and damp places. It attacks the bare skin while the bats hibernate. As bats grow they become more active and burn the fat they need to survive the winter.
Bats with White Nose syndrome may show strange behavior, including flying out during the winter during the winter.
White Nose syndrome has been found in 33 US states, including Connecticut, and in seven Canadian provinces.
The first common signs of white-nose syndrome occurred in 2007 in caves near Albany, New York (NY). Photos from speleologists from 2006, however, were shown This could have been the first unofficially documented case in North America.
The disease was unknown to science until discovered in North American bats. It continues to spread rapidly throughout the nation and in Canada, mainly through bat contact. A card with confirmed sites of the disease can be found at whitenosesyndrome.org/static-page/wns-spread-maps. 19659019 In some areas of North America, White Nose syndrome has killed 90 to 100 percent of bats; Millions of bats were killed by the disease throughout the country. The most affected species seems to be the northern long-eared bat, the small brown bat and the tri-colored bat.
There is currently no cure for white-nose syndrome. Scientists from around the world are working to study the disease, how bats spread, infect, and how to fight them. Various experimental treatments, including a vaccine and changing bat habitats, are underway and are expected to lead to increased survival rates of bats due to the disease.
Any sightings of bats during the winter should be reported to the Connecticut Wildlife Division. They monitor White Nose syndrome. For more information, please visit https://go.usa.gov/xPmDn. [19659022(BedsareimportantforhealthyecosystemsBadmalesinagricultureandforestrythroughthecontrolofinsectseconomicbenefits