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Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses for 2004


Download the full report here – Gulf War Report to Congress - 2004 (866 KB, PDF)

From the Introduction to the 2004 Gulf War Report

Section 707 of Public Law 102-585, as amended by Section 104 of Public Law 105-368, requires that an annual report be submitted to the Senate and House Veterans' Affairs Committees on the results, status, and priorities of research activities related to the health consequences of military service in the Gulf War (Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm; August 2, 1990 – July 31, 1991). The Research Subcommittee of the interagency Deployment Health Working Group (DHWG) prepared this 2004 Annual Report to Congress, which is the eleventh report on research and research activities. The DHWG tracks all federally funded research projects related to Gulf War veterans' illnesses.

This Annual Report is divided into five sections.

  • Section I is an introduction.
  • Section II highlights and summarizes research progress published since the last Annual Report.
  • Section III summarizes funding trends for Gulf War research during the period from FY 1996 through FY 2005.
  • Section IV is an analysis of the Federal Government's portfolio of research on Gulf War veterans' illnesses.
  • Section V highlights significant new research projects and initiatives since the last Annual Report.

Note: Additional resources can be found at DeployMed ResearchLINK. This on-line library is a collaborative effort of three departments - the Defense Department, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Department of Health and Human Services.


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