S3 E51

How Space Triggers Herpes in Astronauts

The herpes simplex virus can hide deep in your DNA, evading your immune system for years, and sometimes make it to space by hitching on the backs of astronauts and reactivating on the ISS. What is it about space that causes its comeback?

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