Odd US embassy illnesses

Numbers of US staff at both their Cuban and Chinese embassies have been reported to have suffered from similar mysterious illnesses.

MSN: U.S. evacuates China consulate staffers as illness mystery deepens

The United States has evacuated some Americans from its consulate in the Chinese city of Guangzhou after an employee was confirmed to be suffering symptoms consistent with the mysterious illness that led to the removal of more than half of the U.S. Embassy staff in Cuba, the State Department said Wednesday.

Heather Nauert, the State Department’s spokeswoman, said “several” consulate employees had returned to the United States from China for further evaluation after they were screened as part of a task force Secretary of State Mike Pompeo created last month. The force is investigating reports of hearing, vision, balance and memory damage.

The State Department said in a health alert last month that the employee in Guangzhou reported “subtle and vague, but abnormal, sensations of sound and pressure” that had no immediate explanation. Pompeo said then that the employee’s symptoms were eerily similar to those reported by the Cuban embassy staff.

Doctors said in February that the symptoms among some 24 Havana embassy staffers were similar to those caused by concussions — headaches, balance problems, sleep disturbances and visual and hearing difficulties.

U.S. experts have said they know of no technology that would explain the symptoms.

But President Donald Trump and other U.S. officials have accused Cuba of having targeted U.S. personnel with some kind of “acoustic sonic weapon” for unknown reasons, an allegation the Cuban government has forcefully denied.

The State Department responded by pulling 60 percent of its workers out of the Havana embassy in early October and expelled two-thirds of Cuba’s staff in Washington.

Have they considered it could be US technology used to screen and block eavesdropping that could be having an adverse effect on their embassy employees?

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12 Comments

  1. lurcher1948

     /  June 8, 2018

    Mass hysteria or bad drug effects,your choice

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    • Gezza

       /  June 8, 2018

      Mass hysteria thanks. Bad drugs stink.

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      • Zedd

         /  June 8, 2018

        @gezza

        ‘Bad drugs stink’.. you mean like: Tobacco ? 🙂

        Reply
        • Gezza

           /  June 8, 2018

          Well of course. Horse tranq in the hooch isn’t great either.

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    • Zedd

       /  June 8, 2018

      Its a Russian conspiracy I tellz ya !

      i heard that there were ‘high intensity sound wave weapons’ invented during the cold war.. designed to cause brain & nerve damage/disruption.. sounds similar, maybe they are retrialling them ? :/

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  2. NOEL

     /  June 8, 2018

    Canadian Embassy Cuba
    “Canada has also recently received information from Canadian and American medical specialists that raised concerns of a possible type of acquired brain injury, the official said, adding that initial theories of a sonic attack first raised by US officials last year or mass psychosomatic causes are now considered to be improbable.”

    Potential to be another Gulf War Syndrome where illnesses were originally disputed but later science found it to be explainable.

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  3. NOEL

     /  June 8, 2018

    digg.com/2018/havana-embassy-mystery

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  4. Corky

     /  June 8, 2018

    Infra sound can be a killer. At worst it can turn a humans insides to jelly with no outward sign of physical damage.

    ”U.S. experts have said they know of no technology that would explain the symptoms.”

    Crap… you can make a similar device at home with a little techinical skill.

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