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Gulf War/Southwest Asia (Afghanistan, Kuwait, Iraq)

Gulf War/Southwest Asia (Afghanistan, Kuwait, Iraq) - Unique Health Risks
    • Animal Bites/Rabies
    • Blunt Trauma
    • Burn Injuries (Blast Injuries)
    • Chemical or Biological Agents
    • Chemical Munitions Demolition
    • Combined Penetrating Injuries
    • Depleted Uranium (DU)
    • Dermatologic Issues
    • Embedded Fragments (shrapnel)
    • Malaria Prevention: Mefloquine – Lariam
    • Mental Health Issues
    • Multi-Drug Resistant Acinetobacter
    • Oil Well Fires
    • Reproductive Health Issues
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Traumatic Amputation
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Vision Loss

    Military Environmental Exposures

    • Burn Pit Smoke
    • Contaminated Water - (benzene, trichloroethylene, vinyl chloride)
    • Endemic Diseases
    • Heat Stroke/Exhaustion
    • Hexavalent Chromium
    • Mustard Gas
    • Nerve Agents
    • Pesticides
    • Radiation (Ionizing and Non-Ionizing)
    • Sand, Dust, Smoke,and Particulates

    Immunizations: Anthrax, Botulinum Toxoid, Smallpox, Yellow Fever, Typhoid, Cholera, Hepatitis B, Meningitis, Whooping Cough, Polio, Tetanus

    Infectious Diseases: Malaria, Brucellosis, Campylobacter jejuni, Coxiella burnetii, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, nontyphoid Salmonella, Shigella, visceral Leishmaniasis, West Nile Virus

    Occupational Hazards: Asbestos, Industrial Solvents, Lead, Radiation, Fuels, PCBs, Noise/Vibration, Chemical Agent Resistant Coating (CARC)

    VA Gulf War Veterans Information Helpline: 1-800-PGW-VETS



    Department of Veterans Affairs Website
    Veterans Health Initiative
    Independent study courses developed to recognize the connection between certain health effects and military service.

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    Returning Service Members - Gulf War/Southwest Asia (Afghanistan, Kuwait, Iraq)

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    Gulf War Illnesses- Information for Veterans who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003

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    Office of Public Health and Environmental Hazards

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    Hepatitis C Research and Education - You will find current information about hepatitis C to meet your needs as a VA health care provider.

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    Womens Veterans Health Care Program