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Measles (Morbillivirus)

$12.99 CAD

Millions of people get Measles every year, despite a vaccine that's spot-on.  Spread awareness with this adorable plush measles virus. GIANTmicrobes Measles provides a fun, hands-on-way to learn all about this disease, how it impacts your health and how to prevent it with the vaccine.

Cuddly and memorable, Measles is a unique biological gift for friends, family, students and teachers.  A fun way to learn about microbes and vaccines, and an educational tool for doctors, nurses, scientists, public health experts and anyone with a healthy sense of humour. Includes an educational card with fascinating facts about the Measles.

Size: 6 x 5 x 5”

FACTS: Measles, sometimes known as rubeola, is a well-known, highly contagious virus.  Although its telltale symptoms are body-covering red spots often accompanied by a mild fever, it is in fact a respiratory disease that can lead to life-threatening conditions such as pneumonia and encephalitis (or brain swelling and degeneration).  And indeed, in countries where malnutrition and poor health are prevalent, measles infections can be fatal.

The good news is that in 1963 scientists synthesized a vaccine from a live rubeola virus, and nearly all children in the developed world are now inoculated against measles, typically along with mumps and rubella when they receive their MMR shot.  (A vaccine against varicella, the virus that causes chickenpox, is now often included in the shot, making it the MMRV.)

However, in developing nations that lack widespread vaccination programs, measles remains a significant health threat.  Indeed, the World Health Organization calls measles one of the leading causes of vaccine-preventable childhood death.

Fortunately, international efforts to vaccinate against measles are having a significant impact on the incidence of measles worldwide.  As global vaccination campaigns continue, additional lives will be saved.

(Measles is not to be confused with German measles which is caused by a completely different virus.)


Plush from all new materials. Stuffed with polyester fiber fill. Surface washable: sponge with water & soap, air dry.


Each plush microbe includes a printed card with fun, educational and fascinating facts about the actual microbe or cell.


Every product meets or exceeds U.S. and European standards for safety. For ages 3 and up.


Giantmicrobes are based on actual microbes, cells, organisms and other critters, only 1,000,000 times their actual size!

Gigantic (GG) 16-24"
XL (XL) 10-15"
Original (PD) 5-8"
Keychain (KC) 2-4" with clip