More than 130 affected by ‘Havana syndrome’ attacks: report

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More than 130 U.S. personnel who served overseas are said to be affected by the “Havana syndrome,” a number much higher than previously reported, according to The New York Times.

Citing current and former officials, the Times reported that the increased number of personnel, who worked in the CIA, the State Department and the Defense Department came amid a review by the Biden administration that extended to Europe and Asia. 

Since December, at least three CIA officers have experienced serious health issues from their time overseas, requiring them to undergo outpatient treatment at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.


One incident from 2019 upset both the Trump and Biden administration after a military officer reported becoming overwhelmed with nausea and headaches after pulling into an intersection. His 2-year-old son in the backseat also began crying. His nausea stopped and the child stopped crying once he pulled away from the intersection, the Times reported, citing current and former officials.

Neither administration has been able to determine what caused the episodes.

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