The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is asking everyday people to help by counting bats on summer evenings.
A study of Georgia’s bats describes which parts of the state provide refuge for at least one species in the face of the ongoing, cataclysmic crash of bat populations in some habitats.
In response to our series on spillover viruses, you had many questions: from the role of climate change to possible benefits. We turn the mic to you for a special edition of 'Hidden Viruses.'
Marburg virus is hard to detect early on--and goes on to kill about half its victims. Researchers hope to work quickly during this outbreak to make progress on emerging vaccines and treatments.
Nipah virus, which can rapidly infect and kill members of a community, is carried by bats. Exactly how does it cross over into humans? Researchers in Bangladesh are trying to find out.
A species of bat that can be found throughout the state of Georgia are tricolored bats. They are considered one of the smallest bats located along the east coast of the U.S., weighing an average of less than half an ounce.
After hundreds of Mexican free-tailed bats went into hypothermic shock during the city's recent cold snap, they lost their grip and fell. But they found a temporary home: the attic of Mary Warwick.
The Biden administration declared the northern long-eared bat endangered on Tuesday in a last-ditch effort to save a species driven to the brink of extinction by white-nose syndrome, a fungal disease.
New research points to a surprising way to stop spillovers of Hendra virus, which is harbored by bats. It's not often that it jumps to horses, then humans, but when it does, the result are brutal.
White-nose syndrome is killing off many bat colonies across North America. The same disease is decimating the northern long-eared bat population, which is also on the brink of extinction.
The Illinois Department of Health says an elderly man died from rabies after waking up with a bat on his neck and refusing rabies treatment. It's the first case in the state since 1954.
New research finds that sac-winged bat pups — a species of bat found in Central and South America — like to "babble" in ways that are remarkably similar to human babies.
These bats are part of an exhibit opened by the museum in February and can be seen hanging from the ceiling of a large, realistic cave near the museum’s pavilion area.
For decades, the U.S. has spent many millions hunting down viruses in hope of stopping a pandemic. Yet the efforts failed. A group of researchers thinks there's a better strategy for the future.
Researchers worry another coronavirus will spill over from a bat or some other creature. They're hunting for sources — and finding evidence that a new pandemic could be around the corner.