Koalas are highly susceptible to chlamydia, a single-celled bacterium that behaves like a virus and also infects humans and other mammals as well as fish, birds and amphibians. A combined chlamydia and koala retrovirus vaccine is being tested in wild koalas, and if it succeeds, it could improve both the species' survival odds and human health.
STD-infected koalas may be link to better human health
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