Invasion dynamics of white-nose syndrome fungus, midwestern United States, 2012–2014

Kate E. Langwig, Joseph R. Hoyt, Katy L. Parise, Joe Kath, Dan Kirk, Winifred F. Frick, Jeffrey T. Foster, A. Marm Kilpatrick

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Abstract

White-nose syndrome has devastated bat populations in eastern North America. In Midwestern United States, prevalence increased quickly in the first year of invasion (2012–13) but with low population declines. In the second year (2013–14), environmental contamination led to earlier infection and high population declines. Interventions must be implemented before or soon after fungal invasion to prevent population collapse.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1023-1026
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Volume21
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Langwig, K. E., Hoyt, J. R., Parise, K. L., Kath, J., Kirk, D., Frick, W. F., Foster, J. T., & Marm Kilpatrick, A. (2015). Invasion dynamics of white-nose syndrome fungus, midwestern United States, 2012–2014. Emerging infectious diseases, 21(6), 1023-1026. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2106.150123