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Decontamination Protocol for Bat Field Studies


These protocols apply to anyone handling bats and working under a Federal Fish and Wildlife Permit (frequently referred to as a Federal Research Permit). The purpose of the protocols are to minimize the potential for transmission of white-nose syndrome (WNS) while handling bats (both between handler and bats and between bats). 


National White-Nose Syndrome Decontamination Protocol (use the most current version of the Protocol provided on the website)


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Last updated: April 14, 2015