Action: Restrict human access to bat caves to prevent spread of disease
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- We found no studies that evaluated the effects of restricting human access to bat caves to prevent the spread of disease on bat populations.
‘We found no studies’ means that we have not yet found any studies that have directly evaluated this action during our systematic journal and report searches. Therefore we have been unable to assess whether or not the action is effective or has any harmful impacts. Please get in touch if you know of such a study for this action.
Restricting human access to bat caves may help to reduce the spread of the white-nose syndrome fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans by humans.