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ASA stands for Anti Squalene Antibodies

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No data has ever suggested that the disorder experienced by the deployed 1990-1991 soldiers is different from the disorder experienced by the other groups of patients, but the other cases have not been considered to be cases of GWS. Squalene was found by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration in five lots of the AVIP anthrax vaccine. The discovery of serum anti-squalene antibodies.
However, the FDA discovered the presence of squalene in certain lots of AVIP product. A test was developed to detect anti-squalene antibodies.
All these new anthrax vaccines contained squalene. I interviewed dozens of Gulf War veterans whose mysterious undiagnosable illnesses were later diagnosed by civilian physicians as autoimmune. Of the sick Gulf War veterans tested by Tulane's scientists, 95% had antibodies to squalene. Tulane's data showed another correlation, and this one concerned them even more. Veterans who never deployed to the Gulf had developed chronic and debilitating illnesses too - 100% of sick,non-deployed veterans tested by Tulane had anti-squalene antibodies.
Asa PB, Garry RF (inventors). (April 2001) Method for detecting anti-squalene antibodies. US patent # 6214566.
All these new anthrax vaccines contained squalene. I interviewed dozens of Gulf War veterans whose mysterious undiagnosable illnesses were later diagnosed by civilian physicians as autoimmune. Of the sick Gulf War veterans tested by Tulane's scientists, 95% had antibodies to squalene. Tulane's data showed another correlation, and this one concerned them even more. Veterans who never deployed to the Gulf had developed chronic and debilitating illnesses too - 100% of sick,non-deployed veterans tested by Tulane had anti-squalene antibodies.
Studies led by Pam Asa of Tulane University found that deployed Persian Gulf War Syndrome patients are significantly more likely to have antibodies to squalene (95 percent) than asymptomatic Gulf War veterans (0 percent; p<. 001). [22][23] The first of these published results concludes with the following statement: "It is important to note that our laboratory-based investigations do not establish that squalene was added as adjuvant to any vaccine used in military or other personnel who served in the Persian Gulf War era. " The second publication, however, links the incidence of anti-squalene antibodies.
“There were claims that squalene, used in the anthrax vaccine, was to blame for Gulf War syndrome. ” Here is some scientific reports about squalene. “One published report has suggested that some army veterans who received anthrax vaccines developed anti-squalene antibodies and that these antibodies caused disabilities. ” http://www. who. int/vaccine_ safety/topics/ adjuvants/ squalene/ en/index. html “These results suggest that the production of ASA (anti-squalene anti-bodies) in GWS patients is linked to the presence of squalene in certain lots of anthrax vaccine.