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STUDENTS PAID TO BE INFECTED WITH VIRUS IN UK

Cash strapped university students paid and are; being paid as much as £3,500 to be infected with; dangerous tropical diseases including typhoid, malaria and pneumonia.

The UK students paid and are; among a growing number of healthy volunteers being paid to be; infected with; exotic bacteria and viruses for; scientific research at institutions including Oxford University and Imperial College London.

The UK is a world leader in the study of; infectious diseases and the experiments – known as “challenge trials” where human; guinea pigs, mainly students, are; “challenged” with an; infectious disease – have become a popular way to progress the development of new vaccines at a fraction of the cost of field studies.

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