Risk Risk of Adverse Health Effects Due to Host-Microorganism Interactions
Short Title: Microhost Last Published:  11/23/20 11:55:09 AM (Central)
Element: Human Health Countermeasures (HHC)
Evidence:  Report
Risk Master Logic Diagram:  Diagram
Point of Contact:  Mark Ott
HRP Risk Status: Active [current research ongoing]
Risk Ratings and Dispositions per Design Reference Mission (DRM) Category
DRM CategoriesMission
OperationsLong-Term Health
LxCRisk Disposition *LxCRisk Disposition *
Low Earth Orbit6 months1x3Accepted with Monitoring3x1Accepted
1 year1x3Accepted with Monitoring3x1Accepted
Deep Space Sortie1 month1x3Accepted with Monitoring3x1Accepted
Lunar Visit/
1 year1x3Accepted with Monitoring3x1Accepted
Deep Space
1 year1x3Accepted with Monitoring3x1Accepted
Planetary3 years3x3Requires Mitigation3x3Requires Mitigation
Note: LxC is the likelihood and consequence rating. The information above was last approved by the Human System Risk Board in 8/2015.
Risk Statement
Given that evidence collected during space flight indicates alterations in microbial virulence and astronaut immune function, there is a possibility that infectious disease will be enhanced during spaceflight missions.
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