Coughs have many causes - this one is the Whooping Cough bacterium - Bordetella pertussis.
This highly contagious respiratory infection causes longs periods of coughing. The bacteria travel through the air and, if breathed in, stick to cells in your nose and throat. As the bacterial cells multiply they produce toxins that prevent the removal of mucus and debris from the airways. The build up of debris and mucus in your airways is what causes you to cough.
Giant Microbes make excellent teaching aids as they assist students to develop an understanding of biology while taking a fun, hands on approach.
Not for children under three years of age as parts may dislodge and become a choking hazard.
Cough is 130mm long, 70mm wide and 60mm thick, made of yellow medium pile polyester plush with polyester filling and plastic eyes.