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Havana Syndrome
Abstract Following the mysterious health attacks on U.S. diplomats in Cuba in 2016, the cause of concussion-like symptoms concurrent with strange noises heard by the diplomats remains undetermined. A wide range of possible causes of the sensations have been proposed: pulsed microwave exposure, infrasound acoustic devices, pesticides/neurotoxins, and even mass hysteria (psychogenic illness). Here, we...
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Article by an electrical and computer engineer who designs and builds sources of high-power microwaves (Edl Schamiloglu, Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering,  University of New Mexico. https://theconversation.com/scientists-suggest-us-embassies-were-hit-with-high-power-microwaves-heres-how-the-weapons-work-151730 Excerpt Lots of power, little heat Although these high-power microwave sources generate very high power levels, they tend to generate repeated short pulses. For example, the SINUS-6...
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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2020. An Assessment of Illness in U.S. Government Employees and Their Families at Overseas Embassies. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/25889. Description In late 2016, U.S. Embassy personnel in Havana, Cuba, began to report the development of an unusual set of symptoms and clinical signs. For some of...
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NY Times, Dec. 5, 2020. Report Points to Microwave ‘Attack’ as Likely Source of Mystery Illnesses That Hit Diplomats and Spies A government-commissioned report provides the most definitive explanation yet for “Havana syndrome,” which struck scores of American employees, first in Cuba and then in China, Russia and other countries. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/05/business/economy/havana-syndrome-microwave-attack.html?smid=tw-share Numerous other media outlets...
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Images credit: Unsplash.com Rubin R. More Questions Raised by Concussion-like Symptoms Found in US Diplomats Who Served in Havana. JAMA. 2018;319(11):1079–1081. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.1751 Members of the US diplomatic community in Havana began visiting the embassy’s medical unit in late December 2016 with symptoms, such as headache and ear pain, that they said began after they encountered strange sounds or sensations....
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ABC News (Australia) In 2016, staff at the US embassy in Cuba began experiencing inexplicable neurological symptoms, with similar incidents occurring in several other countries, including Australia. As journalist Julia Ioffe reports, the mystery behind “Havana Syndrome” is yet to be explained.
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