There are many ordinary causes of bat mortality including disease, weather events, dehydration, predation, insecticide/pesticide treatments, or immature bats (separated from nursing colonies). In many instances, dead or sick bats may be collected by authorities for testing.
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Currently, the most common diseases of concern in bats are Rabies, Histoplasmosis, and White-nose syndrome.
Use care when handling bats and do not pick up with bare hands. Use protective heavy duty leather gloves or containers if necessary.
Wildlife Health Event Reporting