The U.S. Embassy in China on Friday sent out an alert to Americans traveling abroad that they needed to seek medical attention immediately if they start to experience similar symptoms shared by U.S. staffers in China and Cuba.
The State Department is taking the most recent reports in China very seriously and alerted staff in the country after consulate staffers fell ill in the city of Guangzhou in May, according to Politico. At least two diplomats have recently been evacuated from China after having heard strange noises, and the number impacted may be on the rise.
State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert also said at the time that the Chinese government assured the State Department that it is investigating the symptoms felt by the U.S. government employee.
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The FBI launched an investigation that lasted a year following attacks in Havana, but they were unable to determine what caused the phenomena. The incident rattled U.S.-Cuba relations, but the occurrence of similar symptoms in China has raised suspicions about whether China, Russia, or another country might be to blame. The FBI and medical experts still do not have a lot of answers when it comes to what has caused the mysterious illness. (Read more from “U.S. Embassy in China Warns Americans About Potential Sonic Attacks Abroad” HERE)