Australian Koalas Given Chlamydia Vaccine in New Trial that Researchers Hope Will Give them Longer Life

A koala suffering from chlamydia, rescued from an area where urban development is encroaching on koala habitat, undergoes health assessments while under anaesthesia at Vineyard Veterinary Hospital, in Vineyard, Sydney, Australia, October 1, 2020. REUTERS/Loren Elliot/File Photo


About 400 Australian koalas will be vaccinated against chlamydia as part of a trial that researchers say they hope could play a significant role in the longer-term survival of the animals.

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SOURCE: Reuters – Reporting by Lidia Kelly; Editing by William Mallard

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