White-Nose Syndrome Moves Northwest
White-Nose Syndrome on the Move
The latest confirmed case of White-nose Syndrome was submitted from the Red Lake, Ontario area. These two Northern Long-eared bats were collected in early February of this year and submitted for testing in mid-March. Notably, this case signifies the western-most confirmed case in Canada and the northern-most confirmed case in North America. This latest location is within 100 kilometres of the Manitoba border, where White-nose Syndrome has not yet been detected.
(Map: Red is most recent location. Yellow is previous)
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Contributed by David Cristo, Communications Coordinator for CWHC Ontario/Nunavut.