Joe Biden has signed into law to help US government employees who are victims of the mysterious “Havana Syndrome”.
The disease has sickened diplomats, intelligence officers and service personnel around the world and began in the Cuban capital in 2016.
Mr Biden said: “I am pleased to sign the Havana Act into law to ensure that we are doing our best to provide for US government personnel who have experienced disproportionate health events.” “
“Addressing these incidents has been a top priority for my administration.”
Under the law, the US federal government will increase medical aid for officials who are affected by the strange illness, the source of which is still under investigation.
It will also extend financial assistance to anyone who may be affected.
In the past five years, there have been more than 200 incidents among American workers in countries such as Russia, China, Colombia and Uzbekistan.
In August, two US personnel in Vietnam reported suffering from “unexplained health incidents” just before Vice President Kamala Harris arrived in the country.
This condition includes unexplained symptoms such as fatigue, memory loss, anxiety and dizziness.
Investigators initially believed it was caused by a sound or acoustic weapon. Wall Street Journal.
The CIA inspector general is reviewing the agency’s handling of officials who reported experiencing “unusual health events” earlier this year.
A 2018 assessment suggested that this could be due to exposure to microwaves, which produce energy at a radio frequency.
Mr Biden said in his statement, “We are bringing the full resources of the US government to provide first-class medical care to those affected and to get to the bottom of these incidents, including the cause and who is responsible.” includes determining.” Statement.
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