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Bat White-Nose Syndrome (WNS)/Pd Surveillance Submission Guidelines Winter 2020/2021 (November – May)
These sample submission guidelines are for use when evaluating unusual bat morbidity or mortality during Winter 2020/2021 identified through either passive surveillance efforts (i.e.: public reporting, rabies lab submissions) or active surveillance efforts (i.e.: hibernacula surveys, spring trapping). They are meant to assist with prioritizing appropriate field samples for laboratory submission based on presence/absence of WNS clinical signs, geographic location, and prior knowledge of WNS/Pd status at a site. This document replaces all previous winter submission guidelines from the USGS National Wildlife Health Center.