Another Case Of A Deadly Bat Disease Found In Missouri
(MissouriNet) - A 15th case of white syndrome has been found among Missouri's bat population.
State Parks Director Bill Bryan says its at Onondaga State Park, off I-44 near Rolla.
He says this fungus is very deadly to bats, and close to 6 million have been killed nationwide by the disease.
It first popped up in Missouri in 2010 and has been reported in 20 other states.
White nose syndrome is taking a toll on bats already listed as endangered.
Bryan says scientists think the disease is transmitted by bats or other animals -- or even humans -- moving from cave to cave.
He stresses that the disease is not harmful to people, and caves are still open to visitors where white nose syndrome has been found.