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WMUK News
3:12 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Deadly Bat Disease Arrives in Michigan

A little brown bat from New York State with white-nose syndrome.
Credit Ryan von Linden/NY Dept. of Environmental Conservation / U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Several bats in northern Michigan have turned up with a white-nose syndrome. It's the first time the condition, which has killed millions of bats in other states, has been found in Michigan. 

The state Department of Natural Resources announced Thursday that this spring, researchers found five bats from three counties – Dickinson, Alpena and Mackinac – which showed signs of the disease. Laboratory tests confirmed that it was white-nose syndrome.

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