Things I Want: Infectious Plushies

Friday is my final final exam for fourth year. Exams have gone really well so far this year, but after this weekend’s news I guess my focus has been a little off.*

Since I’m studying all sorts of horrid diseases, I figured I’d share something I want to get. Well, I certainly don’t want any of the real live ones, but aren’t these GIANTmicrobe plushies adorable?

But this one is the funniest – can you guess what he is?

*I’ve been encouraged to start a project on GoFundMe, and I probably will, just trying to get through these exams first. I should also hear from some possible sponsors this week, and from SAS Financial Aid Department. I’ll keep you updated!


  1. OH, we have the ‘stomach ache’!

    1. Awesome! I assume you mean the plushie and not the stomach ache 🙂 where did you purchase it, is it available in South Africa?

  2. isandos says:

    I love these too! The course director for our infectious disease module used to bring these in as teaching props; I own the White Blood Cell and always considered chucking it at her one day when she held up a microbe… too bad I never had the guts.

    1. Oh. My. Word. That would have been HILARIOUS! Someone should do that and take a video. But I doubt I’d have the guts to do so either.

  3. Now I want to know what that last plushy is! It’s 2 am, and yet I’m searching online to try to figure it out….darn you….

    1. Terribly sorry! Did you get it? It’s MRSA 🙂 It has this cute little cape that says “Super Bug” on the back!

      1. I didn’t! Glad I came back to this post (although I had completely forgotten about my angst at not being able to figure it out).

  4. Xehra says:

    iWANT! 😀

  5. These are fantatic! I’d love to get these for my daughter. Hope one, or all, of your funding options works for Semester at Sea. Please do keep us posted. What is the last microbe? A virus? Do tell 🙂

    1. They’re lovely eh 🙂 Thank you, the options aren’t working out at the moment, but I’m working on it.
      The last one is…. Methicillin-Resistant Staph Aureus.

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