|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.|
|Packaging||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 Diarrhea (Campylobacter jejuni)
|Actual Size||2 micrometers long by 0.5 micrometers wide, which is about the dimensions of the average paperclip to a 1:25,400 scale.|
|Where It Lives||Thrives in birds; spreads through raw and undercooked poultry, raw milk, and untreated water.|
|Commonality||About two million cases of diarrhea caused by Campylobacter bacteria are reported every year in the U.S.|
|Symptoms||Infection from Campylobacter jejuni causes diarrhea, cramping, abdominal pain, fever and nausea.|
|Cure||Antimicrobial therapy is reserved for people with weakened immune systems. Everyday treatment includes drinking extra fluids until the diarrhea ceases.
Preventative measures include:
• Wash your hands and cooking surfaces. Sanitize things before they could potentially enter your body.
• Beware of undercooked, unpasteurized or otherwise unsanitary foods.
|Deadliness/Severity||• Roughly 100 people die of Campylobacter bacteria each year—poses a threat to children and the elderly.
• No one likes running to the bathroom. Our microbe makes a great parent gift for your child suffering from diarrhea.
|Infectiousness||• Very infectious—fewer than 500 Campylobacter jejuni bacteria are required to cause an infection!
• Usually occurs in single isolated cases; however, infection can happen to many people from the same source, for example, contaminated water!
|History||The first observance of Campylobacters occurred in 1886 by Escherich. However, the actual isolation of the Capylobacter bacterium did not occur until 1972, accredited to a handful of microbiologists from Belgium.|
|Fascinating Facts||• One drop from uncooked meat has enough bacteria to cause an infection!
• Statistics show that infection from the Campylobacter jejuni occurs with much greater frequency during the summer months than the winter months.