Researchers at the New Jersey War Related Illness and Injury Study Center (WRIISC) are actively trying to develop better treatments for Gulf War Veterans with Gulf War Illness (GWI). GWI is a term that refers to a group of unexplained or ill-defined chronic symptoms found in about one third of Veterans deployed to the Persian Gulf during Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield (1990-1991). Despite much research, the cause of GWI remains unclear and symptoms vary. Research volunteers are needed for several studies. For more information, visit the Veterans Health Administration website, the Department of Veterans Affairs website, or contact the NJ WRIISC at 1-800-248-8005.
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