Extreme temperature event and mass mortality of insectivorous bats

Pruvot, Mathieu, Cappelle, Julien, Furey, Neil, Hul, Vibol, Heng, Huy Sreang, Duong, Veasna, Dussart, Philippe, and Horwood, Paul (2019) Extreme temperature event and mass mortality of insectivorous bats. European Journal of Wildlife Research, 65. 41.

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Abstract

A mass mortality event involving Chaerephon plicatus and Taphozous theobaldi bats occurred during a heat wave in April 2016 in Cambodia. This was investigated to clarify the causes of the die-off and assess the risk to public health. Field evidences, clinical signs, and gross pathology findings were consistent with a heat stress hypothesis. However, the detection of a novel bat paramyxovirus raises questions about its role as a contributing factor or a coincidental finding. Systematic documentation of bat die-offs related to extreme weather events is necessary to improve understanding of the effect of changing weather patterns on bat populations and the ecosystem services they provide.

Item ID: 58976
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1439-0574
Funders: European Union (EU)
Projects and Grants: EU Innovate Program LACANET DCI-ASIE/2013/315-151, EU Innovate Program Com Across DCI-ASIE/2013/315-047
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2019 02:54
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0605 Microbiology > 060502 Infectious Agents @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920109 Infectious Diseases @ 100%
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