Eine neue Studie zeigt, dass der Aufenthalt in Space ruhende Herpes-Viren reaktiviert. Space-Herpes is a thing! 1984 SciFi-Trash Ice Pirates confirmed!
The review found that more than half of astronauts on space shuttle or International Space Station (ISS) missions experience a reactivation of herpes viruses, including those that cause chickenpox and oral herpes. Reactivation means that a virus starts replicates again, but doesn’t necessarily cause symptoms.
(Once a person is infected with a herpes virus, it remains in the body for life, mostly in a dormant, or inactive, state. The virus causes symptoms only when it is in its active state.)
[update] Die NASA hat eine offizielle Warnung vor Space Herpes veröffentlicht: NASA issues space herpes warning as virus reactivates in astronauts: The stress on the body of spaceflight is believed to contribute to suppressing the immune system and helping the virus to grow.