Overview of Influenza (Flu) Medical Research Study
Our current Influenza medical research study is a 28 day outpatient study, with 7 required clinic visits, please note that visits can also occur at home. The study assesses the efficacy and safety of an oral pill used for the treatment of Influenza.
What is Influenza? Influenza also known as the flu is a viral infection that attacks your respiratory system — your nose, throat and lungs. Influenza is commonly called the flu, but it’s not the same as stomach “flu” viruses that cause diarrhea and vomiting.
For most people, influenza resolves on its own. But sometimes, influenza and its complications can be deadly. People at higher risk of developing flu complications include:
Young children under age 5, and especially those under 2 years
Adults older than age 65
Residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities
Pregnant women and women up to two weeks postpartum
People with weakened immune systems
People who have chronic illnesses, such as asthma, heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease and diabetes
People who are very obese, with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher
Though the annual influenza vaccine isn’t 100 percent effective, it’s still your best defense against the flu.
If you’re young and healthy, seasonal influenza usually isn’t serious. Although you may feel miserable while you have it, the flu usually goes away in a week or two with no lasting effects. But high-risk children and adults may develop complications such as:
Pneumonia is the most serious complication. For older adults and people with a chronic illness, pneumonia can be deadly.
Influenza Medical Research Study Eligibility You may be eligible to take part in the study if you:
are 13–85 years of age
have started to get flu symptoms, such as cough, sore throat
stuffy nose, body aches, headache, fever, or tiredness
You may be compensated for time and travel, up to $70 for each completed study visit
If you think you have been infected with the flu, contact us today to learn more about our current study opportunities for this diagnosis.
Signup online by completing the Screening Appointment Form below or email our Administrative Coordinator, Shaniquiea Sumpter at email@example.com. You can also call us toll free at 1.888.574.INVO or text us at 803.291.4972.