|Sizes||Giantmicrobes are based on actual microbes, cells, organisms and other critters, only 1,000,000 times actual size!
Gigantic (GG) 40-60cm
XL (XL) 25-38cm
Original (PD) 12-20cm
Minis (MM) 5-10cm each
Keychain (KC) 5-10cm with clip
|Materials||Plush from all new materials. Stuffed with polyester fiber fill. Surface washable: sponge with water & soap, air dry.|
|Confezione||Each plush microbe includes a printed card with fun, educational and fascinating facts about the actual microbe or cell.|
|Safety||Every product meets or exceeds U.S. and European standards for safety. For ages 3 and up.|
All about MRSA (Staphylococcus aureus)
|Name||It is a strain of Staphylococcus aureus that is resistant to many different types of antibiotics, thus the name Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus.|
|Where It Lives||Contact with infected skin or invasive medical procedures.|
|Symptoms||Red bumps or boils on the skin. Doctors have to drain the deep pustules. If the bacteria go deeper, they can affect the bloodstream, heart, lungs, bones, and joints.|
|Cure||Although the bacteria are immune to antibiotics like penicillin and amoxicillin, others like clindamycin or doxycycline work.|
|History||1961: Patricia Jevons discovered MRSA in the U.K. Big Outbreaks:
1968: The first U.S. outbreak affected 18 people at Boston City Hospital.
1981: Injection drug use spurred an outbreak of MRSA in Detroit.
1992: There was a huge outbreak in East Northamptonshire with 400 infected and 7 dead.
January 2015: 5 students at a Long Island high school had MRSA.
|Fascinating Facts||Nickname: Super bug
Healthy Staph: Staph bacteria are found in about 1/3 of normal people, around the nose, and less than 2% carry MRSA.
Widespread: There are estimated >80,000 invasive MRSA infections and >11,000 related deaths a year.
Famous People Who Had MRSA:
Michael Jackson contracted an MRSA infection during nose reconstruction surgery.