Following our Article from March 2009 in which we suspected the presence in France of the fungus associated with White Nose Syndrome (WNS), we have taken samples and conducted laboratory studies. The results will be published shortly in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases clearly confirm the presence of the fungus Geomyces destructans in a European species, Myotis myotis. This is the first study to demonstrate the fungus outside the Northeast U.S.. She discusses the implications of this discovery and the need to study the fungus was Europe. A new section giving more details on this study will be posted on this site upon publication of the original article in Emerging Infectious Diseases.
Other items related to WNS posted during the year on the same site :
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