White nose syndrome, responsible for killing millions of bats in North America, is being confirmed in three more Illinois counties.  The addition of Adams, Carroll and Pike counties brings the total number of counties where the disease has been found in Illinois up to seven.

State Department of Natural Resources Spokesman Chris Young says it particularly affects hibernating bats.

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White nose syndrome is not known to affect people, pets or livestock.  It was first discovered in Illinois in 2013.


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