The suspected presence of WNS in France involves a special surveillance. Samples must be collected for scientific analysis to determine the biological agent involved. All contributions will be appreciated.
It is possible to take samples with specific commodity hardware (prepare their equipment before going on the ground with clean hands, on open space and cleaned). It is always strongly recommended to handle animals with gloves (it possible anti-coupure) and a filter mask (type MP). Handling of animals is restricted to qualified and experienced. Do not handle animals in case of skin lesions on the hands, or even slight injuries. The video below is for informational purposes only and is destined for those responsible for their actions.
The video posted below uses commonly available means. However, samples of better quality can be obtained through the use of sampling kits (sterile swabs) available in pharmacies such.
Collection, using commonly available materials:
- Equipment: Clean scissors, papier d'aluminum, cotton swabs, paper envelopes and possibly plastic zip bag and freeze sillica.
-Think properly inform memorial: date of capture, place, kind, species, any number of the animal if referenced or tagged, name of the manipulator, email address.
- Operating levies and memorials: Inform your activities this blog. A carte interactive is available for reference the Catch and readmitting commémos. Remember to take pictures.
Watch the video below: