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Gulf War Syndrome / Iraqi Biological Weapons #164532

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 05, 1996
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) The investigation into gulf war syndrome updated: Defense Department confirmation that sarin gas was present when United States soldiers blew up an Iraqi chemical dump in the Persian Gulf war.

(Pentagon: John McWethy) ABC News investigation into Iraqi biological weapons designed to use bacteria, mold or fungus to kill and the possibility that they caused the illness of United States soldiers examined. [President's Advisory Commission on Gulf War Illness former staffer Jonathan TUCKER - says the vets' symptoms are similar to biological toxins.] Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's development of aflatoxin, a potent carcinogen, mentioned. [UN special commission on Iraq Rolf EKEUS, Gulf War Research Foundation James TUITE - comment on aflatoxins.] The ways in which veterans and their families may have been exposed reviewed. [Gulf war veteran Nick ROBERTS - describes his symptoms.]

McWethy, John;
Sawyer, Diane

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