Flesh eating disease attacks the soft tissue in your limbs. This fast spreading infection can lead to gangrene, organ shut down and in some untreated cases death. This Giant Microbe has his knife and fork on hand!
This very nasty (but luckily also very rare) bacteria usually enter the body after a trauma such as a cut or graze. The Streptococcus pyrogenes bacterium comes from the same family that causes a pharyngitis, impetigo and rheumatic fever.
Giant Microbes make 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.
Flesh-Eating Disease is 130mm high, 75mm wide and 65mm thick, made of dark red medium pile polyester plush with polyester filling and plastic eyes. It also has a knife and fork embroidered in silver metallic thread.