Risk Risk of Adverse Health Effects Due to Host-Microorganism Interactions
Short Title: Microhost Last Published:  03/26/21 03:33:57 PM (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 Type and
Duration
OperationsLong-Term Health
LxCRisk Disposition *LxCRisk Disposition *
Low Earth OrbitShort
(<30 days)
1x3Accepted with Monitoring3x1Accepted
Long
(30 days-1 year)
1x3Accepted with Monitoring3x1Accepted
Lunar OrbitalShort
(<30 days)
1x3Accepted with Monitoring3x1Accepted
Long
(30 days-1 year)
1x3Accepted with Monitoring3x1Accepted
Lunar Orbital
+ Surface
Short
(<30 days)
1x3Accepted with Monitoring3x1Accepted
Long
(30 days-1 year)
3x3Requires Mitigation3x3Requires Mitigation
MarsPreparatory
(<1 year)
Mars Planetary
(730-1224 days)
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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