GRAPHIC: White nose syndrome spreads west

October 13, 2011 | 12:01 a.m. CDT
Cases of white nose syndrome in bats have been spreading west toward Missouri since 2006. The syndrome is believed to be caused by a fungus that is fatal to bats. The closest and most recent confirmed case of the disease was found in Trigg County, Ky., in March, and the fungus has been found in Missouri.

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