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|Title:||White-nose syndrome fungus in a 1918 bat specimen from France|
|Citation:||Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2017; 23(9):1611-1612|
|Publisher:||Centers Disease Control|
|Michael G. Campana, Naoko P. Kurata, Jeffrey T. Foster, Lauren E. Helgen, DeeAnn M. Reeder, Robert C. Fleischer and Kristofer M. Helgen|
|Abstract:||White-nose syndrome, first diagnosed in North America in 2006, causes mass deaths among bats in North America. We found the causative fungus, Pseudogymnoascus destructans, in a 1918 sample collected in Europe, where bats have now adapted to the fungus. These results are consistent with a Eurasian origin of the pathogen.|
|Keywords:||France; Myotis bechsteinii; Pseudogymnoascus destructans; White-nose syndrome; bats; fungi|
|Rights:||Emerging Infectious Diseases is published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a U.S. Government agency. Therefore, materials published in Emerging Infectious Diseases, including text, figures, tables, and photographs are in the public domain and can be reprinted or used without permission with proper citation.|
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