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posted by martyb on Saturday January 15 2022, @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 2022, @04:02AM (8 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 15 2022, @04:02AM (#1212853)

    misaligned vertebrae

    https://www.bmj.com/content/364/bmj.l689 [bmj.com]

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 15 2022, @12:02PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 15 2022, @12:02PM (#1212899)

    Kind of depends on what the chiropractor is claiming to do. If your chiropractor says he can help your back pain, that's probably true. But if he says he can cure your allergies, that probably isn't.

  • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 15 2022, @03:55PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 15 2022, @03:55PM (#1212937)

    Republican Politicians are immune.

  • (Score: 1, Redundant) by ikanreed on Saturday January 15 2022, @05:09PM (5 children)

    by ikanreed (3164) on Saturday January 15 2022, @05:09PM (#1212951) Journal

    It's there a subluxation that will treat your inability to recognize what a post is about? The words "back pain" never came up in my post

    • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 15 2022, @05:53PM (4 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 15 2022, @05:53PM (#1212962)

      Wow way to get triggered. You mentioned quacks calling something "misal8gned vertebrae" and got a link about a real condition and its possible symptoms. Chill out.

      • (Score: 5, Informative) by ikanreed on Sunday January 16 2022, @01:06AM (3 children)

        by ikanreed (3164) on Sunday January 16 2022, @01:06AM (#1213042) Journal

        Chiropracters are, overwhelmingly and only with the rarest exceptions, complete quacks.

        I was just sharing that truth, chill out.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 16 2022, @10:14AM

          by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 16 2022, @10:14AM (#1213089)

          That's not what my astrologist says. I think I'll go with the Moon Crystals rather than any bullshit off the Intranet.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 16 2022, @02:20PM (1 child)

          by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 16 2022, @02:20PM (#1213129)

          Well that just shows how dumb you are. Chiropractics may be overblown but misalignments of the skeletal system are very real. Take your lumps duck boy.

          • (Score: 2) by ikanreed on Monday January 17 2022, @01:29AM

            by ikanreed (3164) on Monday January 17 2022, @01:29AM (#1213292) Journal

            Skeletal "misalignments"* are not treated by chiropractic "medicine"

            *A very wide variety of fairly specific conditions that do not fall into a single bucket of being treated by sublaxations, a fantasy treatment method based on nothing but some 19th century douchebag's intution.