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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: 2) by krishnoid on Saturday January 15, @04:05AM (3 children)

    by krishnoid (1156) on Saturday January 15, @04:05AM (#1212854)

    Have they recently switched/updated their jamming equipment? Or have new wireless frequencies rolled out during that time? I'm wondering if constructive interference from continuous emitters could show up as a frequency that could cause these symptoms.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 15, @09:37AM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 15, @09:37AM (#1212887)

    five gee, nuff said.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 16, @10:20AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 16, @10:20AM (#1213091)

      microchips in the membrane. thanks bill gates. nuff said.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 16, @08:18PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 16, @08:18PM (#1213236)

    Constructive interference won't change the frequency, it only increases the amplitude of existing frequencies.