In Washington, you can get paid to get malaria

Just read this very interesting article in the Washington Post on the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in the US paying volunteers to get bitten by malarial mosquitoes as part of research to find drugs and vaccines against the disease. Apparently, the volunteers got $100 every time blood was drawn for a test. Can’t imagine why else they would do it though there may be those who genuinely want a cure – either for having suffered or having seen a near and dear one suffer. Do click on the link.


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