Now you would be forgiven in thinking that this nasty little fellow was a more recent discovery especially with its appearance all over the news in recent years. This is the Giant Microbes Original Zika Virus and he was discovered decades ago and is another one of those African nasties but can also be found in Asia and the Americas. This virus is transmitted the same as malaria via a mosquito bite and was first discovered in 1947.
At the time, there were very few people infected and it was classed as a pretty rare disease until a massive outbreak in Brazil in 2010 when Zika became a more famous and well known little germ. But did you know that currently there are no treatments, preventions or cures for the Zika virus? Making this one of the most fearsome nasties on the planet.
Giant Microbes are plush versions of actual microbes, cells and organisms. The main difference is that they are around 1 million times the actual size and they are cute and cuddly.
They all come in various sizes but on average they are as follows
Original Giant Microbes: Approx 12-20cm
All the plush microbes are manufactured from new materials and are made from polyester. They are surface washable by using a sponge with water and soap. Then you can just leave them out to dry. Please don’t put them in a tumble dryer, they will not like it.
Every Giant Microbe product either meets or exceeds all United States and also European standard, guidelines and safety laws.
Giant Microbes are designed for ages of 3 years and over
All Giant Microbe products come with information including fun, educational and fascinating facts about the microbe in question. This is either attached with an information card or on the reverse of gifts boxes.