White-nose syndrome, first diagnosed in North America in 2006, causes mass deaths among bats in North America. We found the causative fungus, Pseudogymnoascus destructans, in a 1918 sample collected in Europe, where bats have now adapted to the fungus. These results are consistent with a Eurasian origin of the pathogen.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Emerging infectious diseases|
|State||Published - Sep 2017|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases