The U.S. says 34 soldiers determined to have traumatic brain injury after Iran strike

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The Pentagon said on Friday that 34 service individuals had been determined to have traumatic brain injury following missile strikes by Iran on a base in Iraq prior this month, a number higher than the military had previously reported.

President Donald Trump and other top representatives at first said Iran’s attack had not killed or harmed any U.S. service individuals.

A week ago the U.S. military said 11 U.S. troops had been dealt with and moved out of Iraq for concussion symptoms after the attack on the Ain al-Asad airbase in western Iraq and this week said extra soldiers had been moved out of Iraq for potential wounds.

Pentagon representative Jonathan Hoffman told journalists that 17 service individuals analyzed had just come back to the obligation in Iraq.

Eight service individuals who had been previously transported to Germany had been moved to the United States and would get treatment at either Walter Reed military hospital or their home bases.

Hoffman said the service individuals were being treated on an outpatient premise and were moved back to the United States to be nearer to their pre-deployment bases.

Nine service individuals stay in Germany and are experiencing evaluations and treatment.

Hoffman said the military had seen symptoms like headaches, dizziness, sensitivity to light and nausea.

On Wednesday, Trump seemed to play down the wounds, saying he “heard that they had headaches and a couple of other things.”

Pentagon authorities have said there had been no effort to minimize or postpone data on concussive wounds, however, it’s handling of the wounds following Tehran’s attack has renewed inquiries over the U.S. military’s policy in regards to how it manages suspected brain injuries.

While the U.S. military needs to promptly report occurrences threatening life, appendage or visual eyesight, it doesn’t have an urgent necessity to do as such with suspected awful brain injuries, or TBI, which can set aside an effort to show and analyze.

Hoffman said U.S. Guard Secretary Mark Esper had guided the Pentagon to audit the procedure for tracking and revealing wounds.

“The goal is to be as transparent, accurate and to provide the American people and our service members with the best information,” Hoffman said.

Different health and medicinal groups for a considerable length of time have been attempting to bring issues to light about the earnestness of cerebrum wounds, including concussions.

As per Pentagon information, around 408,000 service individuals have been diagnosed to have horrible mind damage since 2000.

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