Jake Eberts, 26, from Washington DC, was infected with shigella as part of a vaccine challenge trial.  He had been administered with two doses of either the experimental jab or a placebo before being infected.  He is pictured above wearing a pore strip ¿ which is used to remove blackheads

Researcher, 26, left feeling so sick he ‘wanted to die’ after drinking shot of shigella

A 26-year-old researcher who drunk a shot of dysentery-triggering bacteria for a vaccine trial was left rushing for the toilet and feeling so ill he ‘wanted to die’. Jake Eberts, from Washington DC, was paid $7,000 to ingest the shigella bacteria — often spread by contaminated water — at Maryland University last month. Within three …

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