The illness first afflicted staff at the US embassy in Havana in 2016. Photo: TNS The illness first afflicted staff at the US embassy in Havana in 2016. Photo: TNS
The illness first afflicted staff at the US embassy in Havana in 2016. Photo: TNS

US-China relations

Report on mystery illness that hit US diplomats in China and Cuba hints at man-made source, but can’t give conclusive answers

  • ‘Havana Syndrome’, first recorded in 2016, has prompted accusations of a US government cover-up
  • Study commissioned by State Department rules out ‘mass hysteria’ and says ‘directed, pulse radio frequency energies’ are likely cause

Topic |   US-China relations
The illness first afflicted staff at the US embassy in Havana in 2016. Photo: TNS The illness first afflicted staff at the US embassy in Havana in 2016. Photo: TNS
The illness first afflicted staff at the US embassy in Havana in 2016. Photo: TNS
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