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.
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 And Flu Clinical Trials
MOORE Clinical Research has experience conducting cold and flu clinical trials and is seeking individuals to participate in flu and cold clinical studies.