Koala Breakthrough: Vaccine Protects Against Deadly Scourge

Koala Breakthrough: Vaccine Protects Against Deadly Scourge

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Queensland researchers say they have made a breakthrough in the fight to protect the shrinking koala population against chlamydia.

ABC News reports that scientists at the University of the Sunshine Coast said they had successfully vaccinated koalas against the disease, which was responsible for about 50 percent of the marsupial’s deaths.

(READ more from Australia’s ABC News)

Photo by Benjamint444 (CC license) – Story tip from Ian Starling

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