State Department: From acoustic incidents in Cuba affected 16 employees of the US diplomatic mission
At least 16 civil servants in the USA working for the U.S. Embassy in Havana, suffered from as yet unexplained phenomena that caused the damage to their health, said at a news briefing, state Department spokesman Heather Nauert.
As before, she did not specify in detail what happened to these people. Media reported earlier that probably the result of some acoustic impact from the Embassy staff began to disappear and the ear, and manifested other symptoms, such as headaches, loss of balance, nausea. Some of them were forced to return to the United States.
The us state Department “very seriously” refers to the incident, said Neuert. According to her, this situation, foreign Ministry faced for the first time. Hurt, she understood that only civil servants working for the diplomatic mission. They help the Cuban and American doctors. The incident investigating numerous intelligence agencies and structures of other departments, he added Neuert. Steps are also being taken to protect Americans who work in Cuba and do their duty.
According to her, the incidents leading to ill-health, began in the fall of 2016 At the latest time, to her knowledge, they were not repeated. Exposure source still not found.
The problem became known on August 10, when glohnuschey diplomats told CNN. The state Department confirmed this in General terms. Then the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Canada reported that in similar circumstances in Cuba, could be affected and fellow of the canadian Embassy.