Giantmicrobes, Inc., a company that creates stuffed toys based on actual microscopic images of various microbes as an education tool, is selling Ebola plush toys. They started making them five years ago. Laura Sullivan, vice president of operations at Giantmicrobes, said: “It was marketed to pediatricians and parents initially. The idea is that kids respond favorably to stuffed animals.”
The stuffed Ebola, which resembles a brown snake, comes in regular- and giant-sized recreations. They also offer a petri dish called “Primordial Putty.” The entire line of Ebola products is available on their website, and at select hospital gift shops, college bookstores and medical supply stores.