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Learn more about the Department's White-Nose Syndrome Action Plan, published April, 2010.

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a little brown bat with white nose syndrome

White-Nose Syndrome in Missouri

White-nose syndrome (WNS) is a disease that kills cave-dwelling bats. Learn Missouri's plan for controlling WNS, which does not affect humans. Please stay out of conservation-area caves until further notice.

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brown bat with powdery white fungus on its nose shows signs of disease

White-Nose Syndrome on Little Brown Bat

A deadly disease in bats called “White-Nose Syndrome” was confirmed in three bats from two caves in Lincoln County in March 2012. The name describes the white fungus, Geomyces destructans, shown on the face and wings of this infected little brown bat.

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