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SLU Offering $3500 for Stay at 'Hotel Influenza'

Would you catch the flu for $3,500?

June 07, 2018 - 11:11 am

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - St. Louis University is giving people the chance to catch the flu and make $3,500 for their trouble.

Volunteers will stay at a place called "Hotel Influenza" for up to 12 days so researchers can test the effect of flu vaccines.

If you step up for this experiment, you'll start your stay by getting either a flu shot or a placebo. Then, you'll get an actual dose of the flu virus sprayed up your nose. You will be monitored around the clock for symptoms.  

The university will begin their studies at "Hotel Influenza" sometime in the next year.