U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region


Ten years ago, a mysterious illness, now known as white-nose syndrome, started killing hibernating bats in the Northeast. While the disease has devastated bat populations, the Fish and Wildlife Service and its partners have learned a lot in the last decade and hope to control the disease in the future.

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Thirty-three U.S. states and five Canadian provinces have reported the presence of white-nose syndrome or the fungus that causes it since WNS was discovered in 2007.