This has got to be the BIG DADDY of all virus. The dreaded Ebola.
If you fancy Fever, fatigue, muscle pain, vomiting, diarrhoea, rash, and internal and external bleeding then this is the bad boy for you. However, the Planet Microbe version is a cute little cuddle fellow that just wants to be loved are cared for. Snuggle up to a strain of Ebola at night time, or just give this to someone you really like.
Ebola is a deadly disease caused by the Ebola virus. Scientists believe that Ebola virus spreads from animals to humans through direct contact with an infected bat or monkey, known as a spillover event. The virus spreads easily from person-to-person and outbreaks happen quickly when friends, family, and healthcare providers caring for Ebola patients come in contact with contaminated body fluids like blood, poo, and saliva, YAK !!. It’s not an air-borne virus, but it can spread through large contaminated droplets or splashing.
Dr. Kent Brantly caught Ebola in West Africa and was the first American to be treated for it in the U.S. After surviving the disease, he donated his blood to help two other patients infected with Ebola in the U.S.
The famous 1995 movie, Outbreak, is a fictional story inspired by the Ebola Virus.
Famous people who died of it:
2014: Thomas Duncan was the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S.
Giantmicrobes are based on actual microbes, cells, organisms and other critters, only 1,000,000 times actual size!
Plush from all new materials. Stuffed with polyester fibre fill. Surface washable: sponge with water & soap, air dry.
Every product meets or exceeds U.S. and European standards for safety. For ages 3 and up.
All Giant Microbes come with a printed card with fascinating facts
Ebola's best friend is Black Death, they make a lovely couple