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  • Updated: January 14, 2022

US Still Unsure On Source Of Havana Syndrome Cases — Secretary Of State

The United States Secretary of State, Antony Blinken has said that the country is still unsure and trying to get to the bottom of the Havana illness that has affected the U.S.

Blinken made the comments on Thursday when he stated that; “To date, we don’t know exactly what’s happened and we don’t know exactly who is responsible.”

“We are working overtime across the entire government to get to the bottom of what happened, who’s responsible. And in the meantime to make sure that we’re caring for anyone who has been affected."

The Havana syndrome was first reported in Havana, Cuba in 2016, and has continued to plague many other countries. A December 2020 report by a National Academy of Sciences committee commissioned by the Department of State found that microwave radiation is likely the cause of the illness, but did not disclose the source.

The symptoms include dizziness, headaches, ringing in the ears, and vertigo.

Aljazeera reported that at least three officials serving in the U.S. consulate in Geneva were believed to have the syndrome. 

Previously suspected cases have been reported in China, Vietnam Colombia, Austria, Serbia and Germany.

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Quadri Adejumo
Quadri Adejumo

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