Current Research in Koala Chlamydia Vaccines

Sunday, November 26, 2023
by Toni Pankaluic

Many of us Queenslanders are lucky to have koalas living amongst us.

To keep our koalas thriving and safe…

we take precautions driving slow in ʻkoala-signedʻ road areas, keeping our dogs and koalas apart and protecting mature 40-year old plus trees which koalas call home.  

Many of us are also aware that our koala populations are suffering from general diseases like chlamydia.

What are the implications for them and what is being done to battle koala chlamydia?

4ZZZ's Eliot Rifkin and Toni Pankaluic chatted about current research in koala chlamydia vaccines with Kenneth Beagley a Professor of Immunology from QUTʻs School of Immunology

For a deep dive...

Check out Ken's bio as well as more about his team's study on the chlamydia vaccine.

If you'd like to make a donation for further vaccine research then you can visit:

Finally here is a fact sheet to help give you a basic understanding of chlamydia in koalas. 

Toni Pankaluic

Toni Pankaluic is a Journalist and contributor to Brisbane Line