Chlamydia vaccine being tested in wild koalas

2021-10-20

Veterinary researchers in Australia are vaccinating about 400 wild koalas with an experimental chlamydia vaccine and microchipping them before releasing them to the wild. The researchers hope the vaccine will prevent the debilitating bacterial disease in vaccinated koalas, reduce the incidence rate in unvaccinated populations and improve koalas' fertility rates.

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