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Medical Research Offers Big Bucks if You Inject Yourself With Ebola Virus

If you dare, that is!

If you are broke and are looking for an opportunity to earn quick bucks, here’s something you might want to check out. Or probably not!

Hammersmith Medicines Research (HMR) recently invited interested individuals to participate in their medical research for a paycheck of £750 (roughly around US$1,160). What would they ask you to do? Well, they will inject you with Ebola.

The requirement set by HMR is that the person should be physically healthy and is between the ages 18 through 65. According to the ad they posted on the Evening Standard, they are looking for people that are “interested in helping medical research into a vaccine for Ebola and being paid for (it).”

Ebola virus spread is particularly rampant in West Africa. Experts hope to find a cure soon.

Photo credit: HuffingtonPost

Ebola, of course, is a virus that has gone epidemic in West Africa. In 2014 alone, for example, Guinea had 3,350 laboratory-confirmed cases while 2,536 deaths were recorded. Sierra Leone, on the other hand, had 8,704 cases wherein 3,955 died. This is all based on the reports published by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Just last month, Oxford University also looked for patients who were willing to be injected a single protein Ebola virus. The patients were observed and the results were kept in order to add to the ongoing research for the cure of the said disease.

Photo credit: ExcellenceInjections

HMR will launch their own research come November and they are hoping people will respond to their advertisement. The study involves up to 12 outpatient visits within the next 12 months. And of course, medical experts from the HMR say that there is no risk for patients to acquire Ebola in the process.

H/T: Unilad

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