WNS Update – Ontario: First 2013 case confirmed

Updated map of WNS in Ontario

Updated map of WNS in Ontario

Ontario has confirmed its first cases of white nose syndrome (WNS) for 2013.  The infected bats were found in a district of the province where WNS had not previously been reported, (see map).  This incident included reports of bats observed flying during the day, a strong indicator of WNS infection, and both scavenged and whole dead bats.   The samples for WNS surveillance were collected and submitted as part of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources enhanced WNS surveillance program.

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  1. CCWHC says:

    Updates on the number of animals tested for white nose syndrome (wns) in Canada are now available online at http://www.ccwhc.ca/wns_report_2013.php
    It is also possible to sign up to receive the Canadian wns testing summary email updates.

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