Most people think of Measles as a nuisance illness but it can lead to dangerous conditions including pneumonia and encephalitis. Widespread vaccination has dropped its incidence in the developed world, but it is still a major cause of preventable childhood death in developing nations. Ongoing vaccination campaigns aim to change this.
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.
Measles is 110mm high, 135mm wide and 95mm thick, made of white (with red spots, of course!) medium pile polyester plush with polyester filling and plastic eyes.