Giantmicrobes are based on actual microbes, cells, organisms and other critters, only 1,000,000 times actual size!
Clostridium difficile, or C. diff for short, is a very common bacteria found in water, air, soil, and many other environments. However, it is becoming notorious as a cause of infections contracted in healthcare settings such as hospitals and nursing-homes. It can cause severe diarrhea and cramping, as well as inflammation of the colon – and in some instances it can be life-threatening.
Each plush microbe includes a printed card with fun, educational and fascinating facts about the actual microbe or cell.