A fungus that causes white-nose syndrome (WNS), a deadly disease of bats, has been detected on bats in South Dakota for the first time. The fungus was detected on one western small-footed bat (Myotis...

In a follow-up on the Nipah virus outbreak in Kerala state in southern India, ten deaths have been reported, mainly from Kozhikode and Mallapuram. Officials say around 94 people have been quarantined...

Scientists examining the genome of Egyptian fruit bats, a natural reservoir for the deadly Marburg virus, have identified several immune-related genes that suggest bats deal with viral infections in a...

Since the fungal disease, White Nose Syndrome (WNS), was first documented in New Hampshire in 2009, little brown bats and other types have taken a huge hit and a recent winter bat survey reflects this...

A newly identified coronavirus that killed nearly 25,000 piglets in 2016-17 in China emerged from horseshoe bats near the origin of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV), which emerged...

Sadly, as many of you may know, a 6-year-old Eustis, Florida boy lost his battle with rabies earlier this week after contracting the lethal virus through a scratch from a bat. A Orlando hospital and the...

The fungus behind white-nose syndrome, a disease that has ravaged bat populations in North America, may have an Achilles’ heel: UV light. White-nose syndrome has spread steadily for the past decade...

According to the USGS, White-nose syndrome (WNS) is an emergent fungal disease of hibernating bats that has spread from the northeastern to the central United States at an alarming rate. Since the winter...

With the start of the local bat breeding season, NSW Health is urging people to avoid contact with bats that could carry serious diseases. Dr Vicky Sheppeard, Director of Communicable Diseases Branch,...

If there is anything scientists are certain of when it comes to bats and their supposed role in causing human disease, it is that they still have a lot to learn. Aside from well-established things like...