Prevalence of Chlamydia pecorum in Juvenile Koalas ( Phascolarctos cinereus ) and Evidence for Protection from Infection via Maternal Immunization
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Original versionJournal of Wildlife Diseases. 2018, 54 (4), 863-865. 10.7589/2017-07-183
Chlamydia pecorum in koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) is considered a sexually transmitted infection. Analysis of samples from koala joeys (<1 yr) suggested that mother-to-young direct transmission was also occurring. Further, evidence suggested that joeys from vaccinated mothers were less likely to contract infections than joeys with unvaccinated mothers.