A Report On White Nose Syndrome Essay

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White-nose syndrome is a growing virus of hibernating bats that swept across northeastern to central United States at a disturbing speed. During winter 2006 white-nose syndrome started impacting clusters of hibernating bats in a small section nearby Albany, New York. Ever since 2007 millions of bats in 25 states and five Canadian provinces have died as a result of white-nose syndrome (FCSC). The disease is projected to be responsible for the death of over six million bats in the eastern United States ever since 2006. It is also projected to be able to kill up to an entire colony of bats during hibernation. The fungal disease is believed to be circulated mainly from bat-to-bat interaction. Still, the general public is able to carry fungal spores on their clothes, this is due to fungal spores being extremely tough and able to live in the environment for an extended interval of time. The abrupt and prevalent death-rate linked with white-nose syndrome is unparalleled in hibernating bats, which contrast from the majority of small mammals because their existence is centered on dawdling: their habituation includes high survival rates and low fertility, bringing about a low potential for increase in population. Scientist are not unequivocally sure of the origin of white-nose syndrome, but the idea with the most traction is that Pseudogymnoascus destructans started in Europe and was carried to North America through cavers.
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