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March 17, 2011

VA Fast Letter 11-09, Procedure Rating Presumptive Disease Gulf War, Iraq, Afghanistan, CFR 3.317(c)

Full article at: VA Issues New FAST Letter on Iraq, Afghanistan, Gulf War Claims

All VBA Regional Offices and Centers Fast Letter 11-09

SUBJ: Procedures for Rating Infectious Diseases Presumed to Be Related to Gulf War, Iraq, and Afghanistan Service under 38 CFR § 3.317(c).
Gulf War Presumptive Infectious Diseases

38 CFR § 3.317(c) was revised effective September 29, 2010. The revised regulation provides for establishing service connection on a presumptive basis for the following infectious diseases: Brucellosis, Campylobacter jejuni, Coxiella burnetii (Q fever), Malaria, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Nontyphoid Salmonella, Shigella, Visceral leishmaniasis, and West Nile virus.

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