Preventing infection on long flights
by Staff Writers
Providence RI (SPX) Oct 19, 2012

The cabin of a spacecraft halfway to Mars would be the least convenient place – one cannot say “on earth” – for a Salmonella or Pneumococcus outbreak, but a wide-ranging new paper suggests that microgravity and prolonged space flight could give unique advantages to germs. What’s a space agency to do? Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital infectious disease expert Dr. Leonard Mermel offers several ideas.

And no, they are not to add more Vitamin C to the Tang, or to give each crew member a bottle of Purell. It’s a lot more complicated than that.

Read more: Preventing infection on long flights — Space Daily.

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