12/27/2010

U.S. researchers created models that simulate how white-nose syndrome, which has killed about 1 million U.S. bats since 2006, is transmitted among the species, and found that culling alone will not prevent spread of the fatal fungal disease. This is mainly because "contact rates are high among colonial bats, contact occurs in multiple arenas, and periodic movement between arenas occurs," the researchers wrote in the Conservation Biology journal.

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