Post deployment illness Gulf War

The ground war lasted four days and resulted in 147 battlefield deaths, but almost 199,000 of the 698,000 people who were deployed have since qualified for some degree of service-related disability. Of those, 13,317 people are disabled by "undiagnosed conditions"; Medically Unexplained Symptoms; Medically Unexplained Physical Symptoms (MUPS) or Unexplained Symptoms

Thursday, August 27, 2009

VA ends Gulf War illness research contract

Gulf War vets who suffer from chronic undiagnosed sympthoms,
had seeked research which was not weighed by polictics of the day.
War is a Racket and we hope big Pham get in the way of seeking treatments for our ilness.
That can not happen now. Currently VA research is not looking at neurological exposures.
We will continue to die younger than Vietnam vets.
Most vets death cerificates fail to document Gulf war Exposure at all.
Comrades please contact the only panel in the government we have left.
Silence is not an Option !
VA - Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans
Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Policy and Planning (008A1)
810 Vermont Ave, Washington, DC 20420
202-461-5758 Lelia P. Jackson, Policy Analyst ,
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VA ends Gulf War illness research contractBy SUZANNE GAMBOA (AP) –
WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs has canceled a $75 million, five-year research contract with a Texas medical center studying illnesses suffered by veterans of the first Gulf War.

The VA says research on the illnesses, however, remains a priority.
Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Daniel Akaka, a Democrat from Hawaii, has been pushing to the end the sole-source contract with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

Money for the contract was added to a 2005 spending bill by Republican Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas when the GOP had the majority in Congress.

Troops returned from the first Persian Gulf War with chronic illnesses ranging from fatigue to Lou Gehrig's disease. Some have questioned whether soldiers' illnesses resulted from battle stress or exposures to toxic substances


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