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-Science & Technology - WKMS
4:42 pm
Tue February 7, 2012

White-Nose Syndrome in Breckinridge Could Threaten Area Populations

Little brown bat; close-up of nose with fungus
Ryan von Linden New York Department of Environmental Conservation

Wildlife officials say the fatal fungus called white nose syndrome affecting bats across the U.S. has been confirmed in Breckinridge County, Kentucky. It was discovered in Trigg County in April, but the three sites in Breckinridge County indicate that the disease is spreading in the commonwealth. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Biologist Andy Randomski says biologists at the Clarks River Wildlife Refuge in our region have been working to monitor bat populations in the area and hopefully prevent the spread into this area.

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