One Direction Harry Styles, Liam Payne in chlamydia scare
Published Apr 21 2012, 09:56 BST | By Colin Daniels
Two One Direction stars have reportedly become concerned that they may have chlamydia after being urinated on by a koala.Harry Styles
and Liam Payne feared they may have caught the disease after visiting a sanctuary in Brisbane during their trip to Australia.
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Up to 80 per cent of koalas in Australia are infected with the STI. The singers were told they could be carrying it after holding 3-year-old Kat.
Payne told The Sun
: "I'm genuinely scared. This is worrying. I'd have never picked the thing up if I'd known."
The spread of chlamydia among koalas is a major threat to the future of the species, although transmission to humans is unlikely.
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Take a look through our gallery of One Direction visiting a koala sanctuary below:
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Zayn Malik cuddles a koala down under.