White Nose Bat Syndrome

White Nose Bat Syndrome

White nose bad syndrome is a serious issue that has the potential to kill millions of bats each year. The NSS advises on policies and procedures to help prevent this fungus from spreading. Please be sure to keep an eye out for future updates.

To reduce the risk of harboring or carrying the disease on their persons, cavers should thoroughly clean and scrub themselves with soap and hot water following each trip to each cave.

All clothes worn while traveling to and from the caving area should be laundered as soon as possible following caving trips.

by Bern Szukalski, with assistance from the PGC and BCI (2015)
by Bern Szukalski, with assistance from the PGC and BCI (2015)

National WNS Decon Protocol_04.12.2016

WNS joint recommendations for those caving in Virginia