Destructive bat disease detected in New Mexico


June 14, 2023

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A fringed myotis bat, much like the one found in De Baca County, is shown. White nose syndrome, an often-fatal fungal disease, has been found in bats in New Mexico for the first time.

For the first time, white-nose syndrome, a disease of hibernating bats, has been confirmed in New Mexico, including in neighboring De Baca County.

Samples from two live bats and two dead bats were collected in late April from Bureau of Land Manage...

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