Tuberculosis is a curable and preventable bacterial disease. About one third of the world's population carries the bacteria (mycobacterium tuberculosis) with no visible symptoms.
Tuberculosis (TB) can infect any part of the body but typically affects the lungs and throat. Like many other diseases, TB was once a death sentence but can now be treated. To be effective, treatment must be continued for some time after symptoms have disappeared, the antibiotics are taken for six months.
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.
TB is 55mm high, 170mm wide and 55mm thick, made of green medium-pile polyester plush with polyester filling and plastic eyes.