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Havana Syndrome: Over 200 Cases Documented Yet Cause Remains A Mystery

Havana Syndrome: Over 200 Cases Documented Yet Cause Remains A Mystery

Update: 2021-10-202
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Since 2016, a number of U.S. diplomats and federal employees have reported symptoms of a mysterious illness, the so-called Havana Syndrome.

The list of symptoms include hearing loud sounds, nausea fatigue, and dizzying migraines, among others.

The cause of this mystery illness is a source of curiosity, but it remains unknown.

Last year the State Department commissioned a study by the National Academies of Sciences for researchers to investigate Havana Syndrome.

NPR's Sarah McCammon spoke to Dr. David Relman, a Stanford professor who headed the investigation.

One possible cause their group came to was a form of microwave radiation that occurs in a pulsed or intermittent form.

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Email us at considerthis@npr.org.
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Havana Syndrome: Over 200 Cases Documented Yet Cause Remains A Mystery

Havana Syndrome: Over 200 Cases Documented Yet Cause Remains A Mystery

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