There is no known cause of white-nose syndrome in bats. According to the U.S. fish and wildlife service, there is no evidence yet of direct correlation between climate or environmental change and white-nose syndrome.
Researchers are still very unsure about many of the aspects of white-nose syndrome in bats, including the cause. They believe it may be caused by a fungus of the genus Geomyces, which may grow on their skin and flight membranes, ultimately causing them to starve to death. The rate at which bats with white-nose syndrome are dying off is alarming, with more than a million killed in the first two years since it was discovered, causing scientists to investigate further into this deadly epidemic.
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