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Stomach Ache (Shigella)


Having a stomach ache can be loads of fun... if it's this cute, cuddly GIANTmicrobes, of course! This adorable plush representation of Stomach Ache provides a hands-on-way to learn about biology and the Shigella bacteria that can cause this ailment.

GIANTmicrobes Stomach Ache is the most memorable get well gift for friends and loved ones. Give a soft touch and good feeling to those dealing with stomach pain. Unique gift for scientists, doctors, students, teachers, GI professionals and anyone with a healthy sense of humor.

Features detailed stitching, high quality materials and an educational printed card with fascinating facts about this microbe.

Size: 15 x 8 x 5cm

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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 Stomach Ache (Shigella)

FACTS: A lot of stomach aches are caused by gas or acid in your stomach. But others are caused by microbes. Shigella is one of the more common culprits! (It is particularly common in developing countries and is a major cause of traveler's diseases.)

Shigella is named after a Japanese researcher named Shiga who discovered the bacterium in 1897. It causes an intestinal tract infection that produces abdominal cramps, fever, and diarrhea.

Shigella is extremely contagious. In fact, it is so contagious that if even 10 individual bacteria get into your system, you can become infected! As a result, over 140 million people are infected by Shigella every year. (It is responsible for 10 to 20 percent of the cases of diarrhea worldwide.)

The most important step to take if you are infected is to stay hydrated – though antibiotics can be used against the bacteria in the more severe cases. Better yet, avoid infection in the first place by washing your hands a lot!

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