detection of pseudogymnoascus destructans on free-flying male bats captured during summer in the southeastern usa.pseudogymnoascus destructans, the causal agent of white-nose syndrome (wns), is commonly found on bats captured both inside and outside caves during hibernation, a time when bats are most vulnerable to infection. it has not been documented in the southeast us on bats captured outside caves or on the landscape in summer. we collected 136 skin swabs from 10 species of bats captured at 20 sites on the tennessee side of great smoky mountains national park, 12 may-16 august 2015. three swabs were fou ...201627434413
rabies surveillance among bats in tennessee, usa, 1996-2010.rabies virus (rabv) infects multiple bat species in the americas, and enzootic foci perpetuate in bats principally via intraspecific transmission. in recent years, bats have been implicated in over 90% of human rabies cases in the us. in tennessee, two human cases of rabies have occurred since 1960: one case in 1994 associated with a tricolored bat (perimyotis subflavus) rabv variant and another in 2002 associated with the tricolored/silver-haired bat (p. subflavus/lasionycteris noctivagans) rab ...201526251992
preputial demodex species in big brown bats (eptesicus fuscus) in eastern tennessee.the presence of preputial demodex species in four captive, wild-caught big brown bats (eptesicus fuscus) in eastern tennessee, usa, examined between 2008 and 2010 is reported. in three of four cases, there was associated folliculitis, dermatitis, or preputial adenitis. there were no clinical signs directly attributable to the mites, although penile prolapse was present in one case. mites were retrieved from preputial skin samples of other archival big brown bats by potassium hydroxide digestion ...201323505712
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