Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Koalas are dirty, STD infected whores

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STD vaccine for raunchy koalas

By Mark Schliebs

July 17, 2007 11:15am

Article from: NEWS.com.au

OUR fluffy koalas are turning into little sponges of sexually-transmitted diseases - and scientists now plan to combat the rise in the number infected with chlamydia.

“As much as 40-50 per cent of koalas coming into care in both QLD and NSW are showing clinical signs of the disease and it seems to be getting worse,” Professor Peter Timms from the Queensland University of Technology said.

Professor Timms will start trialling a new vaccine against the disease later this year to combat the “major threat” to koala populations.

He said an increasing number of koalas were contracting the disease, which causes urinary tract infections, infertility and eye problems.

“Chlamydia has been a major problem in the koala population for a long time,” he said.

“It’s a pretty serious problem in koalas… it can lead to blindness.”

Professor Timms said that the vaccine will be trialled on a small group of koalas at the end of the year following studies of the disease on humans.

“We’ve been able to develop a vaccine for koalas as a result of our studies on the development of human chlamydial vaccines done in the mouse model.

“We have identified several novel vaccine proteins that we hope will protect koalas as well.”

The first phase of the trial, where koalas will be injected with the vaccine and monitored for 12 months, should be a “significant step in the right direction in fighting the threat of chlamydia in koalas”, Professor Timms said.

He said the impact of the vaccine should be apparent within six months of the injections.


  1. Dammit. She said she loved me!
    That fluffy dememor is a lie!
    A LIE!

  2. I wonder if this will cause a chain reaction of Koala contriceptives!!! Can you say eucalyptus flavored condoms.

  3. they're also frequently found squished in the road because they're terribly stupid.

    no wonder they're endangered.