Bats

J. FROELICH / KUAF

White-nose syndrome, a fungal disease which has killed millions of cave-dwelling bats in North America including in Arkansas, continues to spread. This month a coalition of Wisconsin wildlife scientists reported a breakthrough citing experiments where bats vaccinated orally or by injection survived at a higher rate and also developed specific anti-fungal immune responses.

University of Arkansas

According to research by a University of Arkansas biologist, a recently-discovered species of ebolavirus may be more widespread than previously thought. The ebolavirus species, named Bombali, is one of two currently not known to infect humans.