Toxoplasmosis disease is caused by the parasite Toxoxplasma gonidii. Cats are the primary host for one part of the parasite's lifecycle. Humans become infected through contaminated food and water including undercooked meat (particularly lamb and pork) and fruit and vegetables that wasn't washed. Generally the disease doesn't require treatment and symptoms are flu like or non existent. However for those with impaired immune systems or pregnant women it is more serious. So prepare your food properly, keep your cat inside (most acquire their infection from warm blooded prey) and get someone else to deal with the litter tray if you're pregnant. Hey, it's a good excuse!
Giant Microbes make excellent teaching aids as they assist students to develop an understanding of biology while taking a fun, hands on approach.
Toxoplasmosis is 155mm high, 70mm wide and 90mm thick, made of greyish fawn loger pile polyester plush with polyester filling and embroidered cat style eyes.
Not for children under three years of age as parts may dislodge and become a choking hazard.