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posted by martyb on Saturday January 15, @12:44AM   Printer-friendly
from the curiouser-and-curiouser dept.

'Havana syndrome': US baffled after new cases in Europe

Four more US diplomats working in Geneva and Paris have fallen ill with a suspected neurological illness known as "Havana syndrome", US media report. Three diplomats became sick in the Swiss city and one in the French capital last summer, with some 200 people affected over five years.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the American government was working to get to the bottom of the mystery. There are fears an adversary may have targeted diplomats with microwaves. Mr Blinken said the issue had been raised with Russia but no determination had been made.

[...] A more innocent, but also unproven, theory is that those who got sick suffered from a mass condition brought on by some stressful underlying situation.


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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 15, @01:44AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 15, @01:44AM (#1212826)

    Considering the diversity of locations where folks have been affected, it seems hard to dismiss that it is something systematic from how the US does an embassy.

    The most plausable possible was the use of ultrasonics to jamb audio recording.

    But reality might be something mundane like the water, laundary or liquor supply?