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Presented by Harvard Medical School, Boston Children's Hospital
Participation fee $0
Expenses $0
Spend the time indoors
Location anywhere
Appropriate for kids no
Teaching materials no

Required Gear:

Internet access either through a computer or mobile device, to fill in the weekly symptom surveys. We will provide you with everything else!


Help research spot flu and infectious outbreaks
Share your symptoms and see real-time data from others

GoViral participants who log in and report symptoms weekly using our website or mobile app will get a Do-It-Yourself flu test kit and a saliva collection system that they can keep and use at home if they are feeling sick. The home test detects 4 different kinds of flu and cold viruses, and all samples will be analyzed at a central laboratory that checks for 20 different viral infections. GoViral participants will get the results of their own tests and as well, through the aggregate data, be able to see in real-time what infections and symptoms are going around near them so they can take appropriate public health measures and understand when something might be abnormal.

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