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Disease-infected bats confirmed in the Pacific Northwest

0418 batSalem, Ore. — If you’re headed to caves with bats, the Department of Fish and Wildlife wants your help.

White-nose syndrome, a fungal disease that has killed more than six million bats since 2006, has been confirmed in a Washington State bat.

Minnesota and Nebraska were the farthest west the disease had been detected before the jump to Washington State.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife asks anyone finding a dead bat or who sees bats flying during the day or during freezing weather to report it on a designated website.

You can find that website HERE.

Visit www.whitenosesyndrome.org to follow the latest news, research, and resources.

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