Desert Storm sickness

Silver, Marc; Popkin, James
November 1992
U.S. News & World Report;11/30/92, Vol. 113 Issue 21, p83
Considers a report from the `Journal of the American Medical Association,' which describes puzzling symptoms exhibited by at least 300 veterans of the Persian Gulf War. Oil fires and petroleum exposure have been exonerated, leaving as a prime suspect a treatable parasitic infection from sand-fly bites called leishmaniasis. Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers offer free checkups to Persian Gulf vets; A registry of health problems is kept.


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