Koalas will receive a single dose of the vaccine and be microchipped before they are released. Photo: AFP
Koalas will receive a single dose of the vaccine and be microchipped before they are released. Photo: AFP
Australia

Australia’s koalas to get chlamydia vaccine as STD spreads through the wild

  • The disease is estimated to have infected more than half of some koala populations, and is one of many reasons contributing to the animal’s decline
  • Just like humans, chlamydia is curable for koalas but if left untreated, it can cause serious and permanent damage to reproductive systems

Topic |   Australia
Koalas will receive a single dose of the vaccine and be microchipped before they are released. Photo: AFP
Koalas will receive a single dose of the vaccine and be microchipped before they are released. Photo: AFP
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