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Cold could contribute to croc chlamydia outbreak

I saw this news item, and wondered whether it had any bearing on dinosaurian K/T survivors (the 'final nail in the coffin' as it were):


Cold could contribute to croc chlamydia outbreak


Northern Territory researchers looking into an outbreak of chlamydia among the Top End's crocodiles say the cold weather during the dry spell may be to blame.

Last month thousands of captive baby crocodiles tested positive to the sexually transmitted disease.

Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries staff believe the strain of chlamydia is unique to salt water crocodiles.

The researchers also believe the unusually cold dry season and exposure of hatchlings to older disease-carrying crocodiles is contributing the outbreak.

The researchers will conduct DNA analysis of the outbreak and hope to find out the origin of the disease within the next few weeks.


Dann Pigdon
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