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MOD to investigate Gulf War syndrome

Title
MOD to investigate Gulf War syndrome
Genre
News report; Interview
TX Date
30 Jan 1996
Year of production
1996
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Duration
00:04:01
Description
Political correspondent Robert Allen reports on the announcement by the Ministry of Defence of a major investigation into Gulf War syndrome. The Medical Research Council inquiry will centre on the birth defects occurring among the children of service personnel and a possible link with the cocktail of vaccines and anti-nerve agent treatments that UK, US and Canadian forces took including NAPS tablets in 1991 to protect them against potential attacks from chemical and biological weapons. Surgeon General Vice Admiral Tony Revell explains to journalists; Armed Forces Minister Nicholas Soames, who made the official announcement of the investigation in the House of Commons on possibility of compensation being paid to veterans; Professor Sir Colin Berry from the Royal London Hospital assures reporters that the inquiry will be truly independent.
Contributors
Robert Allen; Tony Revell; Nicholas Soames; Colin Berry
Keywords
Government; Wars (events); Illness; Ministry of Defence; Vaccines; Chemical weapons; Gulf War (1990-1991); Gulf War Syndrome; Operation Desert Storm; Birth defects; Biological weapons; Medical Research Council; Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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