Koalas face threat of EXTINCTION from deadly virus carried by bats

Koalas face threat of EXTINCTION from deadly virus carried by bats

Daily Express - World·2020-04-22 11:01

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The viruses, that have been found in bats can trigger the koala retrovirus called KoRV, meaning they are more susceptible to cancers and infections such as kidney failure. It can also depress the immune system of koalas, like HIV does in humans. This comes as bats are thought to be responsible for the spread of coronavirus, which is currently sweeping across the globe killing thousands.

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