Many people confuse a bad cold with the Flu. Although some of the symptoms are the same Flu is caused by a virus (Orthomyxovirus) while a cold is caused by bacteria. Influenza can be relatively mild, but can be deadly especially in the very old, very young or otherwise ill. Vaccines have helped reduce the occurrence and severity of outbreaks. An ideal gift for a sufferer of man-flu?
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.
Flu is 135mm high, 80mm wide and 65mm thick, made of pale green medium pile polyester plush with polyester filling and plastic eyes.