A Pain in the ear is quite severe, so remember to keep this microbe near.
Infections caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae can cause a variety of illnesses depending of which part of the body is affected. Ear ache is caused by infection of the middle ear, pneumonia from an infection in the lungs and meningitis results from infection in the central nervous system. Children under two and over 85 years of age are at the highest risk of infection from Streptococcus pneumoniae. The symptoms of an ear ache can include pain in the ear, hearing loss, fever, nausea and vomiting.
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.
Ear Ache is 115mm high, 80mm wide and 75mm thick, made of peach coloured medium pile polyester plush with polyester filling and plastic eyes.