Latest White-Nose Syndrome Map Adds One Confirmed and Two Suspect Counties

April 2, 2015 / North America

Three new jurisdictions, one confirmed and two suspect, were added during the latest white-nose syndrome map update released on March 31st.

White-nose Syndrome Map Updated April 1st, 2015.

White-nose Syndrome Map Updated April 1st, 2015. Image via USFWS

The additions come following a confirmation of the disease in Manistee County, Michigan as well as the suspicion of the disease in Marquette County, Michigan.

Just across Lake Superior from the Michigan findings, a suspect site has also been identified in Ontario. This site marks the furthest west the pathogen has been found in Canada.

Produced by Lindsey Heffernan of the Pennsylvania Game Commission, the map shows the confirmed and suspected occurrences of WNS by county/district from its initial discovery in 2006 through March 31st, 2015.

To date, WNS has been confirmed in bats in 25 states and five Canadian provinces.


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