Category: Infectious Disease

Investigational Flu Drug Research

MV Clinical Research Studying Investigational Flu Drug

Understanding Influenza

Influenza (commonly known as the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by an influenza virus. The virus attacks the body by way of the upper and/or lower respiratory tract. Symptoms typically begin about two days after contact with the virus and on average last less than a week. According to MayoClinic, the most common symptoms of the flu include: a fever over 100.4, aching muscles, chills and sweats, headache, persistent cough, fatigue and weakness, nasal congestion, and a sore throat.

In most cases, influenza can be easily treated, but for those at higher risk, the condition is occasionally deadly. Those at higher risks include children under the age of 5, adults older than 65, residents of long-term care facilities, people with weak immune systems or chronic illnesses, pregnant woman, and people who are obese. The World Health Organization recommends yearly vaccinations against influenza for those who are high risk.

Flu-like symptoms? You may qualify to participate in a clinical trail

Mount Vernon Clinical Research is enrolling in a clinical trial studying if an investigational flu drug can speed up the recovery of people with the flu. To take part, participants must have had flu symptoms for less than 48 hours, be between 12 to 64 years old, and be otherwise healthy. Because participants need to enroll in the study within 48 hours of becoming ill, it is important to get in touch with the study team as soon as possible after symptoms appear. To find out more about the study and to see if you may qualify, call us at (404) 419-1857 or visit our website at www.mvclinical.com.

Mount Vernon Clinical Research specializes in conducting clinical research studies (also called clinical trials) to test possible treatments for medical conditions. With many decades of collective staff experience, we are one of Georgia’s premier independent clinical research centers. Headquartered in Atlanta, and servicing surrounding metropolitan areas, including Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Cobb, Clayton, Coweta, Douglas, Fayette, and Henry Counties, and the cities of Sandy Springs, Roswell, Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Marietta, Smyrna, Dunwoody, Brookhaven, Gainesville, Milton, Peachtree City, Duluth and beyond.

 

 

Resources:

http://www.who.int/influenza/en/

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/flu/symptoms-causes/syc-20351719

https://www.mvclinical.com/studies_list/flu/