Robert Buckley got Chlamydia from a koala?
I don’t know if he really did but I will tell you what he did get. Our attention! Until I saw this post on twitter today I had no idea the about the epidemic that is threatening to wipe out the Koala population? Its not poachers and hunters….its chlamydia! You heard that right. The strain that infect koalas is different than the common std that effects people, however it can be spread sexually as well. It causes blindness and infertility and can be fatal. Chlamydia is easily treated with antibiotics in humans however that is hard to do with koalas in the wild. Scientist are working on finding a vaccine now for koala chlamydia.