Gulf War Syndrome May Be Contagious, Survey Shows

Responses from the first 400 of a planned 1,000 servicemen and women to be polled has found that some of the symptoms, known collectively as Gulf War syndrome, also have affected 78% of their spouses and 25% of their children who were born before the 1991 operation, according to an aide to Sen. Donald W. Riegle Jr. (D-Mich.), chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, which is conducting the study.

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