(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- A disease that has killed millions of bats in eastern North America has been confirmed in South Carolina, The Post and Courier reports.
The state Department of Natural Resources received confirmation that white-nose syndrome is officially in the state after a dead bat recently discovered at Table Rock State Park was infected. The agency said that the disease has killed an estimated 5.7 to 6.7 million bats in North America since it was first discovered, the paper says.
There is currently no cure or effective treatment for white-nose syndrome, according to The Post and Courier.
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