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Common Cold (Rhinovirus)

Catching a cold is no fun, but you will definitely want to add this contagiously adorable plush germ to your collection! GIANTmicrobes Common Cold will help cure the “under the weather” blues and educate about the importance of hand washing and good hygiene.

This memorable and unique get well gift will bring joy to friends and loved ones, and a fun gift for students, scientists, educators, doctors, nurses and anyone with a healthy sense of humor. Includes an information card with fascinating facts about the Cold virus and the world of microbes.

Size: 4.5” x 4.5” x 4”


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Common Cold (Rhinovirus) Common Cold (Rhinovirus) GMUS-PD-0160
$14.95

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Product Details

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Sizes Giantmicrobes are based on actual microbes, cells, organisms and other critters, only 1,000,000 times actual size!
Gigantic (GG) 16-24"
XL (XL) 10-15"
Original (PD) 5-8"
Keychain (KC) 2-4" with clip
Materials Plush from all new materials. Stuffed with polyester fiber fill. Surface washable: sponge with water & soap, air dry.
Packaging Each plush microbe includes a printed card with fun, educational and fascinating facts about the actual microbe or cell.
Safety Every product meets or exceeds U.S. and European standards for safety. For ages 3 and up.

All about Common Cold (Rhinovirus)

FACTS: There are over 250 different kinds of cold viruses! But rhinovirus is by far the most common. (Rhino means "nose" in Greek – think rhinoceros.) With over 100 different varieties, rhinoviruses are responsible for almost 35 percent of colds.

Rhinovirus is particularly active during the fall and winter months. Why? Because rhinovirus loves the low humidity. Also, when the humidity is low, your nose dries out and is more susceptible to infection.

But, despite what many think, studies show that one thing that doesn't cause a cold is cold!

The best thing you can do to lower your chances of catching a cold is to wash your hands a lot. Rhinovirus can survive three hours outside someone's nose. If it gets on your fingers and you rub your nose, you've caught it!

What can you do if you get a cold? Not much. Antihistamines and decongestants can help relieve the symptoms of a cold. But antibiotics only work against bacteria and not against viruses. So get plenty of rest and drink lots of fluids – and play with your GIANTmicrobes!

 
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