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Would You Consider Getting Paid To Get The Flu

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BETHESDA, Maryland- Government scientists are deliberately giving dozens of people the flu by squirting the live virus straight up their noses.

Scientists hope to use the research to improve flu vaccines. It may sound bizarre, but the rare type of research aims to show how the body fights off Influenza. Doctors at the National Institutes of Health spray millions of microscopic particles of flu virus up the nostrils of healthy adult volunteers.

The dose is intended to cause mild to moderate symptoms. The volunteers then spend the next nine days in quarantine at the N.I.H. hospital and are compensated three-thousand dollars for their time.

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