GIANTmicrobes Plush - Plagues From History
These Giant Microbes Dolls are a Million times their Actual Size! GIANT microbes are health and science products for humorous, educational, collectible, and Smart fun! Products include printed cards with fun fascinating facts. Unique gifts for students, scientists, teachers, health professionals & anyone with a healthy sense of humor!All About the Plagues From History
Plagues From History themed gift box includes these mini microbes: Smallpox, Black Death, Cholera, Typhoid Fever and Spanish Flu.
Clip them onto your backpack, keys or anywhere! Includes key chain clips.
In 1347 the Black Death (then called the “pestilence”) arrived in the city of Messina in Sicily. By 1352, 25 million people, a third of Europe’s population, were dead.
The plague has not been eradicated, but outbreaks today are few and isolated. In addition, there are readily available treatments including the antibiotic Tetracycline. Nevertheless, antibiotic-resistant strains could one day become prevalent and history could repeat itself again...
Smallpox is a deadly disease cause by the variola virus. From ancient Egypt and Greece, to China and the Americas, it has killed countless millions for centuries.
Variola is one of the largest and most complicated viruses known. It invades a human cell and forces it to reproduce the virus until there are thousands of viruses inside the cell. The cell bursts and showers the virus onto other cells.
After a week or two incubation period with Salmonella typhi, Typhoid Fever strikes causing hemorrhagic red spots on the chest and abdomen, ulceration of the intestines, and an extremely high fever that can last over a month. Untreated, the mortality rate is as high as 20%.
Fortunately, there are now vaccines that are up to 70% effective.
There were four influenza pandemics in the last century. The 1918 Spanish flu was the mother of all pandemics in two ways: it was the deadliest, and, remnants of that viral strain led to the other outbreaks. The Spanish flu likely began in Kansas. With WWI under way it quickly spread globally. Ten times as many Americans died of this flu than those who died in WWI combat. In a typical flu season up to 500,000 people will die. The 1918 pandemic sickened up to 40% of the world, killing an estimated 50 million!
There was never a time when anyone loved cholera. And Gabriel García Márquez notwithstanding, the sufferings of romantic entanglements are only marginally comparable to those of V. cholerae infections.
When this water-borne bacteria pursues its victims, it produces a toxin that attacks the lining of the small intestine. The stomach-churning discomfort is vaguely reminiscent of the pangs of lovesickness, followed by unrelenting diarrhea and life-threatening low blood pressure.
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This was sent to a brave relative going through some medical stuff. It was greatly received.
I recently received these and very quickly given that they were shipped to the UK. The items are high quality and as described. We are particularly fond of Douglas the lucky pickle. Thanks very much for the smooth service
Arrived in great condition
Arrived in great condition - no problems
Arrived in great condition
This large plush arrived hard as a rock and must’ve been exposed to the frigid cold at the time . I emailed customer service and received reply wn 24 hrs w instruction to knead it heavily which worked !
This large plush arrived hard as a rock and I’d never seen that before . I emailed customer service and got a response in 24 hrs saying to knead it to soften the toy . It took a heavy hand and a lot of work but it finally softened
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