Leishmania is a parasite carried by sandflies in subtropical countries that causes the painful disease, Leishmaniasis. Symptoms can include ulcers on the skin, mouth and nose and enlarged spleen and liver. Leishmaniasis may be contracted as a result of poverty, malnutrition and urbanisation. If you’re in a subtropical region and find a sandfly buzzing around, make sure you reach for the flyspray!
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.
Leishamnia is 370mm long (including knitted cord), 65mm wide and 45mm thick, made of orange medium-pile polyester plush and orange knitted cord with polyester filling and plastic eyes.