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07 July, 2008 - Published 08:40 GMT
Jabs not to blame for Gulf War Syndrome
Researchers from King's College London say soldiers sent to Iraq were not made ill by multiple injections. Being given too many jabs at once has been suggested as a possible cause of what is known as Gulf War Syndrome. This report from Nick Miles:
Many soldiers who have served in Iraq have reported suffering from chronic fatigue, asthma and memory loss. Several studies have linked that ill health to multiple vaccinations.
The British Ministry of Defence says it has nothing to do with the vaccines troops were given and this latest report from King's College seems to back that up. It found that soldiers who reported chronic health problems were often the ones who recalled having multiple vaccinations - while in fact, in many cases, medical records showed this not to be the case.
Nick Miles, BBC
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