NASA space herpes warning: What diseases can astronauts catch? How do they spread? | 3/22/2019 | Liam Doyle
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Dr Satish Mehta warned that herpes was among those diseases which was affecting longhaul space travel - although the stufy only refers to a reactivation of the virus, rather than a new virus developing in space.

And while only a small proportion of the astronauts develop symptoms as a result of the dormant virus awakening, it could spell danger for longer spaceflight missions - for instance to Mars.

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He said: "To date, 47 out of 89 (53 percent) astronauts on short space shuttle flights, and 14 out of 23 (61 percent) on longer ISS missions shed herpes viruses in...
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