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Shigellosis (which leads to diarrhea, and often dysentery) is a wretched disease, and if you're here, you probably followed along my live-tweeting of my experience with it in the clinical trial setting. Even if the experimental vaccine is successful, it will not be a panacea. Shigella is easily transmitted in places that lack adequate public sanitation. That overwhelmingly tends to be in the developing world. For children who contract the disease, there is often measurable impact on their development and growth, and, of course, the threat of a very painful death.

Having had this absolutely awful disease — and recovered fairly quickly, thanks to access to medical care — I really, really would like to use my fifteen minutes of Twitter fame to help prevent it elsewhere.

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Anonymous
Donated $70.28 on 04/25/22
Random Twitter support!
Anonymous
Donated $70.28 on 04/24/22
Thanks for you efforts in promoting clean water! You know how important it is! - Nurse Lil
Anonymous
Donated $35.29 on 04/13/22
Really enjoyed the dysentary diaries
Anonymous
Donated $5.00 on 04/12/22
Thanks for bringing twitter in your incredible journey
Anonymous
Donated $70.28 on 04/11/22
Thanks for taking us on this crappy journey with you.
Anonymous
Donated $70.28 on 04/11/22
Thanks for the shits and giggles.
Anonymous
Donated $99.00 on 04/11/22
Thank you
Anonymous
Donated $26.03 on 04/10/22
Such a wonderful thing to do with your internet fame! Thanks for sharing and for caring!
John Grinham
Donated $100.00 on 04/10/22
Jake, amazing project. And your writing is brilliant.
Anonymous
Donated $10000.00 on 04/10/22
Looks to me like you raised more than double your goal, maybe you don't make ALL the rules, do ya?
Mark Puskar
Donated $75.00 on 04/10/22
Thanks for using this publicity for a good cause!
Elizabeth Thompson
Donated $100.00 on 04/10/22
Dysentery diary has been a great read. Thank you for doing this!
Lori Rodriguez
Donated $100.00 on 04/10/22
Thank you for raising awareness and funds! Well done!
Kari Fry
Donated $20.88 on 04/10/22
You are being challenged with twenty dollars
Jessica Gregson
Donated $35.29 on 04/10/22
Well done dysentery guy
Emily Beck
Donated $35.29 on 04/10/22
In honor of Jake's selflessness
Anonymous
Donated $70.28 on 04/10/22
Thank you for your incredible commitment and bringing attention to this cause!
Daniel Kasper
Donated $42.00 on 04/09/22
Thanks for the work and the inspiration.
Anonymous
Donated $70.28 on 04/09/22
Thank you so much for your fun and informative work getting the word out about this!
Jason Parsons
Donated $500.00 on 04/09/22
Thank you for helping!
Anonymous
Donated $68.00 on 04/09/22
Thanks for using your new-found fame for such a great cause! @k_n_w_d
Deborah Eberts
Donated $140.25 on 04/09/22
Love you Jake
Melissa Wood
Donated $68.00 on 04/09/22
Thanks for participating in the study. You are awesome!
Linda Chapman
Donated $70.28 on 04/09/22
TY for all you are doing for medicine, Jake. The humor is icing on the cake.
Anonymous
Donated $70.28 on 04/09/22
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Kirsten Hipsky
Donated $70.28 on 04/09/22
You're a true hero! Thank you
Claire Bea
Donated $100.00 on 04/09/22
Feel better soon!
Paula Dennis
Donated $35.29 on 04/09/22
Thanks for all your work!
Anonymous
Donated $500.00 on 04/09/22
Lets ford that river, bud!
Anonymous
Donated $35.29 on 04/09/22
Thanks for doing the study!
Richard Ford
Donated $20.88 on 04/09/22
Ms. Shigella shall defeat the French!
Wendy Zosh-mclean
Donated $35.29 on 04/09/22
Out here doing good work! Good on you!

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