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

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

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

    I was just sharing that truth, chill out.

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

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

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 16, @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, @01:29AM

      by ikanreed (3164) on Monday January 17, @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.