published Thursday, May 13th, 2010

White-nose syndrome found in 3 more state caves

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — State officials say bats from three more caves in Tennessee have been found to have white-nose syndrome.

Bats from Grindstaff Cave in Carter County, East Fork Saltpeter Cave in Fentress County and Camps Gulf Cave in Van Buren County have all tested positive for the disease.

These findings are in addition to those previously reported for Sullivan and Montgomery counties.

Along with the recent discovery of white-nose syndrome in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, this raises the total to six caves in Tennessee with documented cases.

The first documented case in Tennessee was in March.

White-nose syndrome is an infectious fungus blamed for killing 1 million bats in the northeastern United States.

about Associated Press...

The Associated Press

Comments do not represent the opinions of the Chattanooga Times Free Press, nor does it review every comment. Profanities, slurs and libelous remarks are prohibited. For more information you can view our Terms & Conditions and/or Ethics policy.
please login to post a comment

Other National Articles

videos »         

photos »         

e-edition »


Find a Business

400 East 11th St., Chattanooga, TN 37403
General Information (423) 756-6900
Copyright, Permissions, Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy, Ethics policy - Copyright ©2014, Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc. All rights reserved.
This document may not be reprinted without the express written permission of Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc.