Plush Microbes Features
** Plush Sleeping Sickness Microbe
** Purple with a Tail
** Made by Giant Microbes
** Original 5-7″
** Petri Dish 3 Mini Microbes
Yawn, stretch! We all love waking up from a deep, restful sleep, don’t we? Well okay, some of us hate the waking up part, but what even they can’t deny is how good it feels. Sadly, people suffering from sleeping sickness have a lot more problems than merely being unable to sleep. This insidious little bugger is carried by the tsetse fly of sub-Saharan Africa. Unlike most flies, the tsetse can bite you, and its this way in which it makes you sick.
Just check this guy out! He looks pretty creepy, doesn’t he? Like a weird purple mouse, bug….thing. The parasites enter the bloodstream, and when symptoms start, they can leave you feeling pretty rotten. Fever, headache, pain, itching – no fun! But then it get worse as the parasite enters your brain and can really give you a bad day! Unfortunately, once it gets here, damage is usually permanent and if untreated, fatal.
The term ‘sleeping sickness’ comes from one of the side effects of infecting your brain. Humans are the primary victims of the disease, though some domestic animals (pigs and cows) can also be infected. As scary as sleeping sickness is, this little guy is safe and fun. He comes with a little tag that tells you all about him! So if you ever plan a trip to Africa, you will know what to look out for!