germs in space

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paul.fr

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« on: 10/04/2007 09:51:44 »
Say an astronaut is in the international space station and he has a cold. he is not too hygienic and does not put his hand over his mouth when he sneezes. what happens to the phloem containing his cold virus?

does it just float around inside until hitting another astronaut, or is it filtered out in some way?

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« Reply #1 on: 10/04/2007 16:33:10 »
i wud say that it is filtered becasue the whole space station is air cleansed so the air is clean but until it is filtered it hangs around for a bit
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« Reply #2 on: 12/04/2007 13:14:33 »
Maybe it floats around, and the virus dies because it has nothing to feed on.
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« Reply #3 on: 12/04/2007 14:42:49 »
How would he have caught the cold ?...is it not a sterile environment ?
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« Reply #4 on: 12/04/2007 14:45:46 »
he had it before going. sorry i did not make that clear in the original post.  [:I]

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« Reply #5 on: 12/04/2007 14:49:06 »
he had it before going. sorry i did not make that clear in the original post.  [:I]

Nah, it's just Neil who has no common sense. [:D]
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« Reply #6 on: 12/04/2007 14:52:19 »


Nah, it's just Neil who has no common sense. [:D]

Neil, don't stand for that from a newbie......use your moderator powers on him

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« Reply #7 on: 12/04/2007 15:10:15 »


Nah, it's just Neil who has no common sense. [:D]

Neil, don't stand for that from a newbie......use your moderator powers on him

I hereby invoke the  ' power de la moderation '

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« Reply #8 on: 12/04/2007 15:17:37 »


Nah, it's just Neil who has no common sense. [:D]

Neil, don't stand for that from a newbie......use your moderator powers on him

I hereby invoke the  ' power de la moderation '

Seany..will now think he is a cabbage for the next three minutes !!

Lol, sorry. But I'm no longer a newbie, but a FULL member, so HA.

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