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Health and Lifestyle.
What is ” Havana Syndrome”?
The Havana Syndrome was first reported in the diplomate’s station in Cuba in 2016, the U.S. embassy in Havana Syndrome is a set of unexplained medical symptoms first experienced by the U.S. state department. Victims reported, hearing loud noises, loss of balance, intense head pressure, and vision problems.
A panel of doctors and scientists said that there is evidence of brain injuries that may have been affected by radio waves…
Some doctors and researchers of Havana, however, disagreed with the findings, according to them this is ” Mars PsychoGenic illness when people in a group start feeling sick at the same time even though there is no physical or environmental reason for them to be sick.
This health- related article is written by Hai Do and Caty Weaver adapted it for English Learners.
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HEALTH & LIFESTYLE
What Is ‘Havana Syndrome?’
August 25, 2021
Havana Syndrome is the name for a series of mysterious health incidents first reported by American diplomats and other government employees in the Cuban capital in late 2016. Sufferers reported hearing loud noise, loss of balance, intense head pressure, and vision problems and. similar unexplained incidents have since been reported by U.S. officials and family members in other countries, including Germany, Austria, Russia and China.
U.S. officials told the Associated Press and other news organizations that the diplomats had been exposed to a sound device that operated outside the range of normal hearing but was not immediately clear if the device was a weapon or had some other purpose.
The University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Brain Injury and Repair found evidence that American diplomats experienced some form of brain injury in Havana. Another study, published last December in the National Academy of Sciences, identifies “directed, pulsed radio frequency energy” to be the most probable cause of Havana Syndrome.
Some scientists, however, disagreed with the findings, reporting that “the most likely explanation for the recent outbreak of mysterious symptoms in Cuba and elsewhere is mass psychogenic illness.” A mass psychogenic illness is when people learn of sickness among others in their group and begin to feel sick themselves. Senator Susan Collins of Maine said those “who have undergone these attacks while serving our country should be treated the same way we would treat a soldier who suffered a traumatic injury on the battlefield.”
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American Vice President Kamala Harris visit to Viet nan was delayed a few hours on Tuesday. Official said two possible cases of Havana Syndrome among American worker in the country led to the delay.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday that the cases had not been confirmed and did not involve anyone traveling with Harris.
Havana Syndrome is a name for a series of mysterious health incidents first reported by American diplomats and other government employees in the Cuban Capital in last November.
Sufferers reported hearing loud noise, loss of balance, intense head pressure and vision problem. Many of them continued experience health problem for some time.
Similar unexplained incidents have been reported by U.S official and family members in other countries including: Germany, Austria, Russia China. Especially worrying are the discoveries of at least two cases around Washington D.C. One happened near the House White last November.
Following the report from Havana U.S. Officials told the Associated Press that the diplomats had been exposed to a sound device that operated outside the rage of normal hearing. It was not immediately clear if the device was a weapon or had some other purposes.
James Giordano is a professor at Georgetown University. He has worked with the State Department on investigating the Havana cases. Giordano said there is evidence of brain injuries in several people suggesting they may have been affected by radio waves. However, some scientist disagrees with findings.
Robert Baloh is a medical doctor from the University of California Los Angeles. He and Robert Bartholomew of Botany College in New Zealand wrote in the Journal of Royal Society of Medicine the most likely explanation for the recent outbreak of mysterious symptoms in Cuba and somewhere is a mass Psychogenic illness.
In June, lawmaker passed the Havana act to provide support to American who might have brain injuries, from likely directed energy attack. Senator Susan Collins said those who have undergone these attacks while serving our country should be treated the same way we would treat a soldier who suffered a traumatic injury on the battlefield.
Williams Burns is the Director to the Central Intelligence Agency or CIA. He told the NPR in July that Havana Syndrome it´s real and it´s serious. Burns added, I am absolutely determined and I’ve spend a great deal of time and energy in this month that I’ve been CIA director to get to the bottom of what and who caused this.
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