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Giant Microbes

MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) Soft Toy - Giant Microbes

A super representation of a superbug, this plush toy includes a swing tag with educational information.

Staphylococcus aureus is a very common bacteria often found growing harmlessly on the skin. Although originally responsive to penicillin, strains soon emerged that were resistant to the antibiotic. When a derivative of penicillin called methicillin was developed to combat these strains, methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) materialized. And the antibiotic resistance of MRSA-strains continues to improve: some strains of this “superbug” are now resistant to virtually all known treatments.

Size: 15cm x 10cm x 10cm approx.

Giantmicrobes are based on actual microbes, cells, organisms and other critters, only 1,000,000 times actual size!

Plush from all new materials. Stuffed with polyester fibre fill. Surface washable: sponge with water & soap, air dry.

Age 3 years+

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