One Direction koala chlamydia
The band is currently touring Australia and New Zealand and, as part of their visit, Payne and Styles each cuddled with a 3-year-old koala named Kat.
But during the encounter, Kat answered nature's call and whizzed right on them.
That was bad enough, but the two teen idols, both 18, worried they saw their lives flashing before their eyes when they learned that 80 percent of koalas reportedly have chlamydia, a sexually transmitted disease whose effects include severe conjunctivitis , incontinence, prostatitis and kidney damage.
The Huffington Post reports that during the band’s recent trip to Australia, Harry Styles and Liam Payne held an adorable koala named Kat. Kat apparently was a hardcore Directioner herself and got so excited to see the ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ singers that she, well, relieved herself on Payne and Styles. Under most circumstances, one would just wash everything off and move on, but koalas bring with them a different risk: chlamydia.
About 80 percent of koalas have the disease, with its symptoms including severe pink eye, incontinence (which may explain poor lil’ Kat’s accident), kidney damage and psoriasis. Not all koalas exhibit the symptoms of the infection, but it’s leading many female koalas to be infertile, which could potentially lead to extinction of what may be the cutest creatures on the planet. Nooo!
While koala-to-human transmission of the illness is rare, it’s still possible — and the boys are reportedly pretty spooked about it.
“I’m genuinely scared. This is worrying,” Payne said. “I’d have never picked the thing up if I’d known.”
Here’s hoping they don’t have to say the same thing about girls on the road!
Koala Chlamydia is an epidemic for the eucalyptus-abusing native creatures with an estimated 80% of the animals infected with the STI - an epidemic that has terrified two members of British boy band One Direction after a koala urinated on them during their recent Australian visit. The Huffington Post reports that 1D members, Liam Payne and Harry Styles, cuddled with a 3-year-old koala named Kat who "whizzed right on them".
"I'm genuinely scared. This is worrying," Liam told the Sun. "I’d have never picked the thing up if I'd known." Sure Liam. Blame the koalas.
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