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College student infects herself with deadly bacteria in exchange for $4,300 to buy a car

By Mason White 5:16 PM February 21, 2016
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By: Mahesh Sarin
A young college student in the United Kingdom, was willing to die in exchange for several thousand dollars, which she used to buy a car.

22-year-old Sian Rogers, a student at Oxford Brookes University, was injected with a deadly dose of Salmonella Typhi, also known as typhoid, in order to test a new vaccine that aims to prevent the disease in children.

Last year, Rogers agreed to be infected with ebola in exchange for a paid trip to Florida. Now, she received $4,300 in exchange for volunteering for the medical trial.

She used the cash to buy a car. The student believes that she is helping treat certain diseases and in the process, she is earning some extra money.

The current vaccine for typhoid cannot be given to children and only works in 60 percent of adult cases. Doctors gave her a glass of water with baking soda.

She then had a second drink containing the bacteria. During the first week, she felt fine, but the second week, she was bedridden.

Luckily, she survived.