hmmmm.... If you've got a little bit of a masochistic streak in you and some sick days to burn, here's an opportunity you might want to hop on.
Too bad you would have to travel to Durham to be able to do this, but the National Institutes of Health is running a study that will pay people $3,300 to get the flu ON PURPOSE. They want to monitor its symptoms, so they'll give you a nasal spray to infect yourself and then just kinda see what happens.
Others cities being a part of this study is Baltimore, St. Louis and Cincinnati.