The US embassy in Havana, Cuba. Photo: AFP The US embassy in Havana, Cuba. Photo: AFP
The US embassy in Havana, Cuba. Photo: AFP

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What is Havana Syndrome, the mysterious illness afflicting US diplomats from China to Vietnam?

  • US Vice-President Kamala Harris’ trip to Vietnam was delayed by reports of the illness, which has sickened dozens of American embassy workers since 2016
  • A report commissioned by the US State Department concluded that ‘directed, pulse radio frequency energies’ were the most likely cause

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The US embassy in Havana, Cuba. Photo: AFP The US embassy in Havana, Cuba. Photo: AFP
The US embassy in Havana, Cuba. Photo: AFP
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