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Smallpox - Giant Microbe

Smallpox is caused by the variola virus which translates to “spotted” in Latin. This is due to small, bumps that appear over the face and body.

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This deadly disease originates in Ancient Egypt and has killed millions of people. The clever and lethal virus invades a human cell and forces it to reproduce the virus until there are thousands of viruses inside the cell. Symptoms include a high fever, red pus filled blisters and oozing sores. Giant Microbes make excellent teaching aids as they assist students to develop an understanding of biology while taking a fun, hands on approach.

Not for children under three years of age as parts may dislodge and become a choking hazard.

Smallpox is 120 x 150 x 60mm and is made of short-pile polyester plush in blue with a green frill and red detail, with polyester filling and plastic eyes.


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