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Biologists alarmed as deadly bat disease fungus identified in state

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The fungus that causes a deadly bat disease has been found for the first time in Mississippi, though the disease itself hasn’t been found. State conservation biologist Kathy Shelton says the fungus was in samples collected during the winter from both hibernating bats and their roosts. The disease, called white-nose syndrome, has killed 5.7 million bats in ...

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Fungus blamed for bat shortage and resulting increase in flying insects

Seems Mississippi and the Detroit Tigers have something in common. They both could use some bats. The Tigers’ bats disappeared in their four straight World Series losses to the new World Champion San Francisco Giants. Alas, they are expected to return for the 2013 season. But the Mississippi bats? No one is quite sure when they will return in the ...

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