What Is Havana Syndrome? What We Know
U.S. is expressing concerns over mysterious ailments afflicting some of its
diplomatic, intelligence and military personnel
Havana Syndrome is a series of unexplained medical
symptoms first experienced by U.S. State Department personnel stationed
in Cuba beginning in late 2016. At the time, those diplomats had been
dispatched to Cuba as part of the
By Byron Tau
rapprochement between the two countries begun under President Barack Obama,
after decades of severed diplomatic relations between the two countries. The
emergence of the ailments on Cuban soil strained those developing ties.
Since the initial cases, diplomats and intelligence officers stationed around
the world have experienced similar symptoms.