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

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

IOM and Gulf War Health - times 8

Another opportunity for this Committee to say it is unlikely that any illness or exposure could have made troops ill. They did the same thing for Agent Orange vets for Twenty years.

The Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Committee on Gulf War and Health,
Volume 8: Update of Health Effects of Serving in the Gulf War
will hold a report briefing from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Friday, April 9th, 2010.
The briefing will be held in Room 700 in the National Academies Keck Center,
500 5th Street NW, Washington, DC.



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