A bat showing the patches of fungus distinctive of white-nose syndrome

Steve Taylor / UI Prairie Research Institute

November 07, 2013 - Environmental Almanac

Good news (kinda), bad news (very) from UI researchers about diseases in wild mammals

There's good and bad news regarding wildlife in Illinois - the bad is that white-nose syndrome is killing bats by the millions; the good news really is just less bad: a fatal chronic wasting disease affecting deer, moose, and elk,is coming under control thanks to a strategy implemented by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.