White-nose syndrome fungus in a 1918 bat specimen from France

Michael G. Campana, Naoko P. Kurata, Jeffrey T. Foster, Lauren E. Helgen, Dee Ann M. Reeder, Robert C. Fleischer, Kristofer M. Helgen

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Abstract

White-nose syndrome, first diagnosed in North America in 2006, causes mass deaths among bats in North America. We found the causative fungus, Pseudogymnoascus destructans, in a 1918 sample collected in Europe, where bats have now adapted to the fungus. These results are consistent with a Eurasian origin of the pathogen.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1611-1612
Number of pages2
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Volume23
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2017
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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