Originally, the M in MRSA stood for Methicillin, an antibiotic that is a derivative of penicillin. Now it stands for Multiple as some strains are nearly untreatable with antibiotics. The bacteria is also referred to as Golden Staph.
Staphylococcus aureus is commonly found on the skin and nose and usually does not cause any problems. The MRSA skin or wound infections, pneumonia or infections in the blood or bone.
Giant Microbes make excellent teaching aids as they assist students to develop an understanding of biology while taking a fun, hands on approach.
Not for children under three years of age as parts may dislodge and become a choking hazard.
MRSA is 165mm high, 90mm wide and 85mm thick, made of golden (obviously) short pile polyester plush with polyester filling and plastic eyes. It has a black satin cape with SUPERBUG MRSA in black on a golden printed shield.