Antibodies to squalene in US Navy Persian Gulf War veterans with chronic multisymptom illness
Since the end of the 1991 Gulf War, there have been reports of unexplained, multisymptom illnesses afflicting veterans who consistently report more symptoms than do nondeployed veterans. One of the many
possible exposures suspected of causing chronic multisymptom illnesses Gulf War veterans is squalene,
thought to be present in anthrax vaccine. We examined the relationship between squalene antibodies
and chronic symptoms reported by Navy construction workers (Seabees), n = 579. 30.2% were deployers, 7.4% were defined as ill, and 43.5% were positive for squalene antibodies. We found no association
between squalene antibody status and chronic multisymptom illness (p = 0.465). The etiology of Gulf War
syndrome remains unknown, but should not include squalene antibody status.
Published by Elsevier Ltd
Although the Naval Health Research Center claims they found no correlation between Gulf War Syndrome and Squalene antibodies; Operation Truth will not simply accept this as an answer. As a team, we believe that there is a connection between vaccine(s) and the veteran. We believe that this yet unknown connection is why certain veterans are affected by such a deteriorating illness and others are not. We will continue our research in this field and try to find a connection.