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Do koala bears carey chlamydia?


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Koalas are struck by a different strain of the disease from that which affects humans – although it seems humans can catch the koala version through exposure to an infected animal's urine.

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Yes. They carry a different strain of chlamydia than humans though. Although they are different, humans can still get infected by dealing with infected animals urine. Chlamydia in koalas is a serious issue because it leads to infertility, blindness, severe bladder issues and death.

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