Rat may hold the key to koala virus spread

14 Aug 2018

Melomys ratA Queensland rat, the grassland melomys, could be the origin of a koala retrovirus, which infects the majority of Australia’s koalas. 

University of Queensland School of Veterinary Science lecturer Dr Gregory Simmons said it was well known that chlamydial infection was a significant disease affecting koalas. 

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