Missouri closes bat caves to contain spread of fatal fungal disease

05/7/2010 | Columbia Daily Tribune (Mo.)

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources said it will restrict access to 110 of the 175 caves in the state to protect its bats from white-nose syndrome, a deadly fungal disease that has decimated bat populations in the northeastern part of the U.S. While no bat in the state has been reported to have died from the disease, the agency said the closings are intended as a preventive measure.

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