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Article about Hep C breakout in 1975

I am just wondering if anyone that was in the military back in the mid 1970's around 1975 aware of an article stating that there was a Hepatitis C outbreak due to air gun inoculations?  My fiancée and I have been battling with the VA now for sometime about this.  They have tried pinpointing him for cocaine use, a tattoo and alcohol abuse contributing this to his Hep C.  He and his brother were in the Army National Guard together under the buddy system.  They both contracted Hep C, and his brother is now deceased from it.  His brother had the article, which is now in his son's possession and we are not able to get hold of it.  My fiancée and I went to the Veterans Affairs last year where he explained his situation and what he was looking for.  A lady produced the article, but when my fiancée went to see his representative, the article was no longer in our possession.  He stole it out of my fiancée's folder.  We have recently gone back to the VA to try to retrieve it and now conveniently not a soul knows anything about this article which does exist!!  I'm hoping that someone on here can help me to retrieve this paper stating that there was an outbreak or if anybody out there knows about this article.  The government has denied him access to his Navy records as well.  In his Navy record it also states in there about the Hepatitis C.  Can anyone help us??  Thank you if you can!!  Please respond to my post if you know anything or whereabouts about this article!!
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This sounds like a case for a lawyer to get your records.

Try this:

http://hcvets.com/data/occupational/munji/VBAFastLetter.htm

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While I agree he could have very well got Hep C this way. What can't be possible is an article dating to 1975 as it was not known at that time. It was not known until 1989. Good luck to the both of you.

http://www.cdc.gov/knowmorehepatitis/Timeline.htm
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Hi there, Koko and Can-do have given you great information.
It has been known for a while that many veterans are infected.
Co-writer a member her has a lot of good information,I have a link someplace where a lawsuit was filed and the person won. I will try to find it
The govt has known for a long time that this happened.  They just deny it.
Hang in there
Dee
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Hi this is a link to a lawsuit that was won in May 2014 for time period 1974 - 75

http://www.index.va.gov/search/va/view.jsp?FV=http://www.va.gov/vetapp14/Files2/1417668.txt
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sorry this is a good site to get more information, on this site I see that many people are getting disability
I said lawsuit, meant disability

https://asknod.wordpress.com/2014/10/28/bva-philadelphia-freedom-jetgun/
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I received air-jet innocuoations in grade school during the early 60s, a we all did. The military got them in the 60s and 70s.
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https://images.search.yahoo.com/images/view;_ylt=AwrB8pgA8vRU6CgAnbqJzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTIyNTU3NXJuBHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDaW1nBG9pZANiODk3YzA1YjYyZDYzZTJhMGU4YThmZjdmOTU0NzI0ZgRncG9zAzQEaXQDYmluZw--?.origin=&back=https%3A%2F%2Fimages.search.yahoo.com%2Fsearch%2Fimages%3Fp%3Dair%2Bgun%2Binoculations%2Bfor%2Bvets%26fr%3Dyfp-hrtab-851%26fr2%3Dpiv-web%26tab%3Dorganic%26ri%3D4&w=314&h=155&imgurl=www.vietnow.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2013%2F05%2Fdarlingshot1aaaa.jpg&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.vietnow.com%2Fveterans-health-hepatitis-c-hcv%2F&size=+9.9KB&name=Hepatitis+C+in+Vietnam+%3Cb%3Eveterans%3C%2Fb%3E&p=air+gun+inoculations+for+vets&oid=b897c05b62d63e2a0e8a8ff7f954724f&fr2=piv-web&fr=yfp-hrtab-851&tt=Hepatitis+C+in+Vietnam+%3Cb%3Eveterans%3C%2Fb%3E&b=0&ni=21&no=4&ts=&tab=organic&sigr=11n5kqqpc&sigb=13rinq6j8&sigi=11v5tofc1&sigt=116aniohv&sign=116aniohv&.crumb=frx5aU3Reor&fr=yfp-hrtab-851&fr2=piv-we
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I was enlisted from 72 to 75. Vietnam vet. I've heard similar reports of hcv infection. I've assumed mine might be related to tatoos
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There are photos that prove this out. I knew and am still connected with a school nurse, but she remembers it and said they were used from the 1950s until 1970s. I got mine in the early to mid1960s. I got the virus from a blood transfusion in 1990 I think, but who knows.
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thanks for the info and best of luck to you
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Hi I was just given an article, might help regarding jet guns

https://asknod.wordpress.com/2015/03/15/jetguns-when-they-really-found-out-the-truth/
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Yes, we all got these injections in school in the 60s. Definitely not just a military issue. I still have the scar.
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This is about hep B, but would certainly apply to hep C, as well.

The Unintended Consequences of Vaccine Delivery Devices Used to Eradicate Smallpox: Lessons for Evaluating Future Vaccination Methods

B. G. Weniger1, T. S. Jones2, R. T. Chen3

1Associate Editor, Vaccine, CAPT, USPHS (ret.), Atlanta, GA, 2CAPT, USPHS (ret.), Florence, MA, 3National Center HIV/AIDS,

Viral Hepatitis, STD, & TB, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

http://www.hcvets.com/data/occupational/munji/2008-unintendedconsequences.htm
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That is very true. I read about the smallpox just the other day on another post on here from a few years ago.
It is really scary to think how many people were given injections this way.  I think they did it until the mid 90's.
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