Ebola toys fly off the shelves

CityPress - - News -

It may be the only time you will find th­ese words in the same sen­tence: “Ebola” and “Add to Wish­list”.

Giantmi­crobes, which makes a line of plush toys based on viruses and other mi­cro­scopic or­gan­isms, has sold out its en­tire Ebola stock – from the small Ebola doll to an Ebola Petri dish toy, ac­cord­ing to the company’s web­site.

With the lat­est Ebola out­break, cus­tomers have snapped up the toy, which looks like half a pret­zel.

Giantmi­crobes lists the World Health Or­gan­i­sa­tion as one of its largest cus­tomers.

Any­one dis­ap­pointed by the short­age can “Add to Wish­list” or choose from the ar­ray of other toys, in­clud­ing an­thrax, bot­u­lism, cholera and dengue fever.

It’s not clear how many toys have been sold and the company could not be reached for com­ment.

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