Ebola toys fly off the shelves
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.