Koalas Hit Hard By Chlamydia

posted by Bill Strange - 

Koala bears are having a problem with STDs.  Chlamydia is ravaging the Australian marsupials, with some populations suffering a 100% infection rate.  The disease is also easily passed over to baby koalas who are exposed in their mothers' pouches.  Scientists have tried to use anti-biotics but some fear the treatment may be making it harder for their bodies to process eucalyptus, their primary food.  

The study is published in the journal "PeerJ."

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