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Wisconsin DNR starts latest search for bat disease

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MADISON (WKOW) -- There are plans for the Wisconsin DNR to begin the latest search for white-nose syndrome, a deadly bat disease. The disease has killed millions of bats in the eastern United States since 2007. The syndrome causes white fuzz to grow on hibernating bats noses, ears, and wings forcing them to wake up prematurely and deplete their fat stores.

The DNR has been anticipating the arrival of the disease by inspecting bats in caves and mines for the past 3 years, they have plans to begin their fourth search this week. They are also asking the public if they witness any suspicious bat activity, such as bats flying around in January or February, to report the findings to the DNR.

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