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Gulf veteran gets pension for desert fever

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6967.1461a (Published 03 December 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1461
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. Legal Correspondent, BMJ.

    The British government has acknowledged for the first time that the illness of a veteran of the Gulf war was caused by the cocktail of injections he was given before and during the conflict. Robert Lake, 25, who was a corporal, has been granted a war pension for illness caused by his immunisation programme and attributable to service in the Gulf. He is one of at least seven former …

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