Koala Action Inc. (KAI) is hosting a presentation on Saturday 26th August 2017 from 10am to 12.30pm at CREEC (Caboolture Regional Environmental Education Centre) located at 150 Rowley Rd, Burpengary QLD 4505. You are invited to attend this interesting and informative event titled “Saving koalas from Chlamydia and koala retrovirus”
“As many of you know, koalas are under threat from several areas, but infectious disease (Chlamydia and the koala retrovirus) are two major challenges. Professor Peter Timms from the University of the Sunshine Coast is continuing to make good progress with the development of a Chlamydial vaccine. KAI donated $10,000 in July 2015 to help establish a single dose vaccination. A second large field trial using a single dose vaccination has now been completed with good results.
Naturally, an ideal Chlamydial vaccine would not only reduce infection, but would also assist animals already with disease. Professor Peter Timms team from the University of the Sunshine Coast is currently conducting a trial on animals with ocular Chlamydial disease and is getting some very encouraging results. The other major infectious disease that is affecting koalas is the koala retrovirus (KoRV). A recent study has been conducted showing that one type of KoRV is the culprit and that it seems to interact with Chlamydia to make Chlamydial disease worse.”
Please come and learn more, morning tea will be provided. An RSVP is required to book your seat and cater for your needs. To confirm your booking please contact Vanda (aka Wanda) Grabowski on or 0407 101 837.