Seeking help from Congress to thwart disease that’s killing America’s bats

After learning how white-nose syndrome, a mysterious fungus that has killed more than 1 million hibernating bats and poses a serious threat to the nation’s wildlife, lawmakers at a Congressional hearing suggested the Dept. of Interior develop a new body to address wildlife diseases. Their comments came after biology professor Thomas Kunz, asked Congress for $17.1 million in research funding to stop the spread of white nose syndrome.

Contact Thomas Kunz, 617-353-2474,

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