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Sea lion’s death from tuberculosis on Kangaroo Island prompts call for more testing – ABC News

An animal scientist wants more Australian sea lions tested for tuberculosis, after one of the creatures was found to have died from the disease on Kangaroo Island….

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An animal scientist wants more Australian sea lions tested for tuberculosis, after one of the creatures was found to have died from the disease on Kangaroo Island.
Key points:

  • A sea lion on Kangaroo Island was found to have died from tuberculosis
  • The disease can be passed on to humans but only with very close contact
  • Scientists who wrote a paper on the discovery hope it prompts more research

The three-year-old juvenile sea lion was found dead on a beach at Kingscote in 2017, but the case was only…

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