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IED Attack: Long-term Effects

Some health effects caused by improvised explosive devices (IEDs), including eye injuries and abdominal injuries, may not be apparent initially, but can cause symptoms and even fatalities hours to months after the event. Psychological effects in attack survivors, first responders, and others are not unusual in the aftermath of a high-casualty event. While most symptoms diminish with time, in some cases assistance and guidance from mental health professionals may be required.

Last Published Date: August 9, 2012
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