Another Case of White-Nose Syndrome Discovered in Tennessee

Little Brown Bat With White Nose Syndrome

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Despite its caves being closed to the public since 2009, a bat at Tennessee’s Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park has tested positive for white-nose syndrome.

Collected by volunteers during a recent visit to one of the caves in the park, the bat was one of two tricolored bats sent for testing at the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study at the University of Georgia where histopathology confirmed the presence of WNS.

Park caves are slated to “remain closed indefinitely to minimize the risk of humans accidentally spreading the disease to other areas.”

White-Nose Syndrome Found in Lookout Mountain Cave [National Park Service]

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