What Is A Cold?
The common cold is a viral infection of your upper respiratory tract including your nose and throat. A common cold is usually harmless, although it certainly may not feel that way at the time. If it’s not a runny nose, sore throat and cough, it’s the watery eyes, sneezing and congestion — or maybe all of the above. In fact, because any one of more than 100 viruses can cause a common cold, signs and symptoms tend to vary greatly. Preschool children are at greatest risk of frequent colds, but even healthy adults can expect to have a few colds each year. Most people recover from a common cold in about a week or two. If symptoms don’t improve, see your doctor. Participating in a cold & flu clinical research trial helps researchers find treatment.
What Is The Flu?
Influenza, commonly known as the “flu,” is an extremely contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza A or B viruses. Flu appears most frequently in winter and early spring. The flu virus attacks the body by spreading through the upper and/or lower respiratory tract. Symptoms may include fever, coughing, headache, and chest discomfort. You are likely to run a high fever for several days and have body aches, fatigue, and weakness. Symptoms of the flu also tend to come on abruptly.
Cold & Flu Clinical Research Trial
TrueBlue Clinical Research has experience conducting Cold & flu clinical research trials and is seeking individuals to participate in flu and cold clinical studies.
* If you don’t see a currently enrolling study for your condition, apply for FUTURE STUDIES to be notified when opportunities are available.