In Illinois, the fungus is killing 80 to 90 percent of the eastern massasauga rattlesnakes that contract it in an already tiny population of about 300 in four counties.
A disease that is up to 99 percent fatal in bats has turned up in a pair of local counties.
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Tests on bats in a Springfield area cave show no signs of a disease that has killed bats elsewhere, including in eastern Missouri.
Gray bat wings had discoloration that could indicate an infection.
The disease has spread to 16 states, from New Hampshire to Tennessee, and three Canadian provinces.