As an old saying goes - Birds of a feather flock together. Bird Flu (Influenza A virus H5N1) usually only affects birds (especially domestic poultry), but it CAN infect humans. So far, it doesn't spread easily among people, or from birds to people, but it could mutate (a nasty habit of 'flu viruses!) so that it does. That could mean big trouble, because its effect on people is unpredictable, and we have little natural immunity. A cheeky gift for an ailing bird-lover?
Giant Microbes are also excellent teaching aids as they assist students to develop an understanding of biology while taking a fun, hands on approach. No dissection required here!
Not for children under three years of age as parts may dislodge and become a choking hazard.
Bird Flu is 210 x 130 x 30mm, made of black medium-pile polyester plush with polyester filling and plastic eyes.