White nose syndrome — Worldwide/Unknown
For the 1st time, an invasive fungus that causes a deadly bat disease has been detected in California.
White-nose syndrome, one of the most consequential wildlife diseases of modern times, has killed more than 6 million bats in North America since it was first discovered in New York in 2006.
The disease, which has devastated bat populations in Pennsylvania, New York, and elsewhere in the Northeast, is caused by the fungus _Pseudogymnoascus destructans_ [Pd]. It is not known to be harmful