The Biden Administration has reported 200 cases of Havana Syndrome around the world. The Administration is working to identify the source of the outbreak which has affected mostly government employees such as CIA agents and their families. In Vienna alone, there are over two dozen cases.

Havana Syndrome is a medical phenomenon first reported by the Canadian and American embassy staff in Cuba in 2016. By 2017 the condition was so well-known that former President Donald Trump personally blamed the Cuban government for the attacks. In response, embassies reduced staff, and research was conducted into the cause of the syndrome.

It was later found that emissions from microwaves could be the possible source and that the syndrome largely affected the brain. Many experts believe it is a politically motivated attack perpetrated by U.S. adversaries, with Russia and Iran being the primary suspects.

A spokesman from the Department of Defence said that the US government is “heavily engaged on this issue as a part of the [National Security Council]-led interagency process across the federal government to address anomalous health incidents, and is fully committed to determining both the causes and source.”


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