White-Nose Syndrome of Bats Confirmed in Alabama (Mar 14, 2012)
Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
White-nose syndrome (WNS), the disease that has killed millions of bats in eastern North America, has been confirmed in bats in the Russell Cave complex in Jackson County, marking the arrival of the disease in Alabama.
First Cases of Laurel Wilt Disease Confirmed in Alabama (Sep 27, 2011)
Alabama Forestry Commission.
Officials with the Alabama Forestry Commission are concerned but not surprised by the news that laurel wilt disease has now been found in two counties in Alabama. This non-native invasive insect-disease complex primarily affects trees in the laurel family, with redbay, swampbay, camphor, and sassafras being especially susceptible.