Infected bats can recover . . . with lots of help

Unfortunately, there aren’t enough people to nurse more than a tiny number back to health.

By Janet Raloff, 17:44 PM October 26, 2011

A paper published October 26 in Nature confirms what everyone had come to assume: that a fungus is responsible for killing vast numbers of North American bats. (Proving the link took some fancy lab work to nail down). But that's not the only bat news. Some authors of the new report also reported data today establishing that with enough coddling, many heavily infected bats can recover.

The rub: Federal scientists pointed out that there really aren’t sufficient resources to save more than a ...

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