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Volume 16, Number 8—August 2010

White-Nose Syndrome Fungus (Geomyces destructans) in Bats, Europe

Gudrun WibbeltComments to Author , Andreas Kurth, David Hellmann, Manfred Weishaar, Alex Barlow, Michael Veith, Julia Prüger, Tamás Görföl, Lena Grosche, Fabio Bontadina, Ulrich Zöphel, Hans-Peter Seidl, Paul M. Cryan, and David S. Blehert
Author affiliations: Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Berlin, Germany (G. Wibbelt); Robert Koch Institute, Berlin (A. Kurth); University of Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany (D. Hellmann); Bat Conservation Working Group, Gusterath, Germany (M. Weishaar); Veterinary Laboratory Agency, Somerset, UK (A. Barlow); Trier University, Trier, Germany (M. Veith); Coordination Agency for Bat Protection in Thuringia, Erfurt, Germany (J. Prüger); Nature Conservation Foundation of Tolna County, Szekszárd, Hungary (T. Görföl); Echolot GbR, Münster, Germany (L. Grosche); SWILD–Urban Ecology and Wildlife Research, Zurich, Switzerland (F. Bontadina); Saxonian State Office for Environment, Agriculture and Geology, Dresden-Pillnitz, Germany (U. Zöphel); Technical University Munich, Munich, Germany (H.-P. Seidl); US Geological Survey, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA (P.M. Cryan); US Geological Survey, Madison, Wisconsin, USA (D.S. Blehert)

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Table 1

Bats tested for Geomyces destructans by using microscopy, fungal culture, or PCR analysis, by country, Europe*

Species (common name) No. positive/no. tested
Germany Switzerland Hungary United Kingdom
Myotis myotis (greater mouse-eared bat) 10/10 4/4 1/1
M. dasycneme (pond bat) 3/3
M. daubentonii (Daubenton bat) 1/1
M. brandtii (Brandt bat) 1/1
M. oxygnathus (lesser mouse-eared bat) ­– 1/1
Rhinolophus ferrumequinum (greater horseshoe bat) 0/2

*–, species not obtained in this country.

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