What’s the latest research on white-nose syndrome in bats? Has it reached Wisconsin yet? David Blehert with the USGS National Wildlife Health Center tells where this fungal disease may have come from, how it’s spreading, and what scientists are studying to try to understand and perhaps slow it’s deadly progress. Then Carol Meteyer, also with USGS, connects the immune response in infected bats to that of AIDS patients treated with anti-retroviral drugs. Finally, Paul White with the Wisconsin DNR shares what our state is doing to prevent the spread of this deadly disease and how you can get involved.
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