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.