Your Local Gym Is A Lot Like A Guano-Filled Batcave

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“White nose syndrome grows on bats’ skin during the winter and irritates them, rousing them from hibernation. Not used to being awake when it is so cold, the bats burn so much energy trying to stay warm that they deplete their fat reserves, and eventually become too weak to fly or catch food.”
Discovery reports on the New York State Department of Health finding that fluconazole, a drug commonly used to cure athlete’s foot in humans, is effective in fighting a fungal disease that has killed more than a million bats over the past four years. Now the challenge is to figure out how to apply the anti-fungal medicine to bats’ noses. Bats eat mosquitos, so I fucking love bats. I really hope the scientists think of something quick.