Sian Rogers, 22, made a lot of money after she contracted Salmonella Typhi, also known as typhoid, to help test a new vaccine.
Poor student voluntarily contracts deadly typhoid to make money
A poor student who voluntarily contracted deadly typhoid was paid almost £3,000 (1.5 million Naira) by medical scientists.
She had to get a taxi to the hospital every morning for doctors to check whether she was going to die.
The student believes she is helping treat certain illnesses in the process of earning some extra cash - as the current vaccine for typhoid cannot be given to children and only works in 60 percent of adult cases.
Sian explained that the trial, organised by the Oxford Vaccine Group, lasts an entire year, but the worst of it is over.
She said that doctors hope that the vaccine could help eradicate Typhoid for good.
Sian said: "It's pretty cool to be able to say that I'm being part of eradicating a disease."
Sian, a third year law student, now hopes to use the cash to buy a new car, after spending a week bed-ridden with the infection.
The 22-year-old Oxford Brookes student was injected with Ebola last year and she used the money to fund a trip to Florida.
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