- The Washington Times - Sunday, October 19, 2014

Behold, it’s “The Ebola Plush Toy,” priced at $9.95,” and a friendly looking critter indeed.

It’s described as the “T-Rex of microbes” by Giant Microbes, a 12-year-old educational toy and gag gift manufacturer which advises customers to “learn all about this front page disease.” The company also makes 149 other microscopic “plushies” — including anthrax, herpes and plague varieties.

The Ebola version — which is available as a fuzzy handheld toy, a giant 2-foot model or curled up in a fake little petri dish — is a big seller at the moment.


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“We are current out of stock worldwide,” spokeswoman Laura Sullivan tells CNBC, adding, “We’re getting more in next week.”

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