Giant Microbe Black Death


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

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In October, 1347, the Black Death (then called the “pestilence”) arrived in the city of Messina in Sicily. The plague, which had been raging in Asia, had followed the trade routes and stowed away on ships returning from the Black Sea. By 1352, 25 million people – or a third of Europe’s population – were dead.

The Bubonic Plague, or Black Death, is caused by a rod-shaped bacteria called Yersinia pestis. This microbe lives and multiplies inside rodents like rats, squirrels, and mice. It can spread to humans through infected flea bites, contaminated objects, or inhaling aerosolized bacteria

Surface washable: sponge with water & soap, air dry.

Suitable for ages 3+

Measures 18cm in height.


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Additional information

Weight 0.031 kg
Dimensions 15.5 x 6 x 5.5 cm


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