White-nose syndrome fungus (Geomyces destructans) in bat, France

Emerg Infect Dis. 2010 Feb;16(2):290-3. doi: 10.3201/eid1602.091391.


White-nose syndrome is caused by the fungus Geomyces destructans and is responsible for the deaths of >1,000,000 bats since 2006. This disease and fungus had been restricted to the northeastern United States. We detected this fungus in a bat in France and assessed the implications of this finding.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Ascomycota / genetics
  • Ascomycota / isolation & purification*
  • Chiroptera
  • Communicable Diseases, Emerging / microbiology
  • Communicable Diseases, Emerging / veterinary*
  • France
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Mycoses / microbiology
  • Mycoses / veterinary*
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction

Associated data

  • GENBANK/GQ489024
  • GENBANK/GQ489025