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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.
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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