Hard up for cash? If you're interested in letting the government give you a virus and then be monitored at a hospital for nine days, you can apply to volunteer to make $3,000. Details here:

I've got some good news and bad news for you. The good news: The U.S. government is looking for volunteers to make $3,000 for nine days of just hangin' out. The bad news: You have to let them infect you with swine flu! The National Institutes of Health is in the middle of a massive clinical research study to try to find a cure for the flu. They're at the point where they need to test it on humans and need volunteers who are willing to be infected with different forms of the flu (from regular, old influenza to H1N1 swine flu). Volunteers will then be monitored carefully at a hospital for nine days.

If you're interested in letting the government give you a virus for $3,000, you can apply online or call 1-800-411-1222.