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06.16.2010 Svr 9 New Presumptives, Dic, Gulf War Illnesses

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The 9 new diseases are infectious diseases causing anything from minor and temporary problems to long term disabilty and even death.

I would be surprised if the VA even knows how to diagnose some of these diseases properly and then supply the proper medical care.My opinion only.

Here are the 9 diseases with a brief description of each.

Any vet of PGW,OIE/OEF should pay close attention to any symptoms they have that have no medical etiology yet to consider if they are symptomatic of any of these infectious diseases.

I am sure many her remember the leishmaniasis case at the CAVC-it was a form of this infection that the vet passed onto his wife. I think the vet died. Need to call his CAVC lawyer when I get a chance-we had discussed that case many times.

This stuff can all become serious and very disabling.

OIE, OEF ,PGW vets were and still are exposed daily to the types of conditions that can breed many of these organisms.

Brucellosis

"Brucellosis is an infectious disease caused by the bacteria of the genus Brucella. These bacteria are primarily passed among animals, and they cause disease in many different vertebrates. Various Brucella species affect sheep, goats, cattle, deer, elk, pigs, dogs, and several other animals. Humans become infected by coming in contact with animals or animal products that are contaminated with these bacteria. In humans brucellosis can cause a range of symptoms that are similar to the flu and may include fever, sweats, headaches, back pains, and physical weakness. Severe infections of the central nervous systems or lining of the heart may occur. Brucellosis can also cause long-lasting or chronic symptoms that include recurrent fevers, joint pain, and fatigue."

Source CDC

http://www.cdc.gov/n...is_g.htm#whatis

Campylobacter jejuni

A foodborne pathogen

http://www.cdc.gov/n...1/altekruse.htm

Coxiella burnetii (Q Fever)

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