WNS Update – Ontario: First 2013 case confirmed
Ontario has confirmed its first cases of white nose syndrome (WNS) for 2013. The infected bats were found in a district of the province where WNS had not previously been reported, (see map). This incident included reports of bats observed flying during the day, a strong indicator of WNS infection, and both scavenged and whole dead bats. The samples for WNS surveillance were collected and submitted as part of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources enhanced WNS surveillance program.