Australia's koalas are under threat from two different diseases, one of which is familiar to humans. Koalas are frequently being infected with chlamydia -- and it may decimate the population. But new research, and a new vaccine, gives hope they may be saved.
Australia's koala population has been hit hard by two rapidly spreading diseases: chlamydia (a sexually transmitted infection) and a retrovirus similar to HIV. Scientists are working to develop vaccines, while lay citizens help care for sick koalas.
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