Melissa A. Forsythe

Mar. 22, 2013

Scientists Search for Gulf War Illness Answers

More than 20 years later, many Gulf War veterans still suffer from an array of unexplained ailments.

gulf war illness, gulf war syndrome, chronic multisymptom illness, chemical exposure, military, war

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