You might remember this one from a few years ago when Sydney’s water supply was deemed to have too much Giardia in it; causing widespread panic and Sydney-siders having to drink bottled water. Whilst the pandemonium was great, the actual danger was more acute for babies, the sick and the elderly. Still, it’ll make you sick if you get too much of it in your system.
Length is approximately 15 cm.
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Herpes is one of the great-grandaddies of sexually transmitted diseases – the word “herpes” was used by Hippocrates to describe lesions that appeared to creep along the skin as they spread.
Length is approximately 10 cm.
Have you been kissing one too many toads?? Or maybe just picking them up. If you have ever had a wart on your toe or foot, this little guy was the cause.
This disease is sad to see in cows, you probably have seen footage from the United Kingdom outbreak. Difficult to control once it gets hold in a cow population, drastic measures are often needed.
The patterns on the toy are variable.
Width is approximately 15 cm (giant).
Although its telltale symptoms are body-covering red spots often accompanied by a mild fever, it is in fact a respiratory disease that can lead to life-threatening conditions and could even prove fatal. Fortunately, scientists synthesized a vaccine in 1963, so the closest you should hope to come is this furry little companion.
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Okay, these guys are kind of freaky. They are the ‘super bugs’ you keep hearing about in hospitals. The resistance has been caused by people overly using antibiotics, allowing the Staphylococcus to slowly become resistant due to natural selection. Lesson – don’t over do your medication if it’s not needed!
Cute little fella! This nerve shows the dendrites and axon that is used to send electrical signals around the body. What message do you want him to carry?
The discovery of penicillin revolutionised the way we treat infection and is directly linked to the extension of the average human life span.
Length is approximately 15 cm (giant)
This little guy will release lots of protein in the event of a blood vessel rupture… forming the commonly known scab! If your platelets don’t work in your bloodstream it can be a major problem… either clotting your blood up or alternatively you won’t stop bleeding. Fortunately modern medicine can in most cases help to restore normal numbers and functionality… phew!
The Pox, or Syphilis, burst onto the historical scene in a 1494 epidemic. It has since had many, many names but this disease isn’t good news…
The soft toy measures approximately 15cm in length.
We all know the symptoms of rabies; extreme aggression, foaming at the mouth, insomnia and hallucinations. We also know that we don’t want our dog to catch this…. unless of course your throwing one of these cute little plush toys.
These are the reason you need iron in your diet. Red blood cells carry oxygen using the protein haemoglobin to bind it up. You simply cannot live without them.
Width is approximately 15 cm (giant)
Rubella is sometimes referred to as the ‘three days measles’ and was historically considered a rite of passage. However true measles is caused by Rubeola, which is a completely different virus.
Have too much of this little guy in your food and you’ll know about it. Salmonella be very toxic in high doses.
This causes bioluminescence when you swim through the ocean, especially on a well moonlit night.Our Director remembers having to count these on a marine studies field trip back in University.
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