University of Saskatchewan

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Bat-killing fungus is European invader

Photo Credit: Dr. James Turner
April 18, 2012

By Myrna MacDonald

Healthy, disease-free bats, like this pair in a Manitoba mine, were collected for the experiment that took place in the WCVM's Animal Care Unit.

Results from an experiment conducted in a University of Saskatchewan bio-safety lab suggest that bats in North America are dying from a European strain of fungus recently introduced to Canada and the United States.

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