The FBI has warned its employees about Havana syndrome, a mysterious disease that affects American diplomats and spies in several countries in recent years and manifests as a brain injury.
more than 200 US officers, from the State Department, the CIA and the National Security Council (NSC), suffer from a range of symptoms—including dizziness, nausea, and headaches. The incident was first identified in Cuba but has occurred elsewhere.
one in Statement To NBC News, the FBI has now admitted that it has warned its employees about the issue, which it refers to as anomalous health incidents. Describing AHI’s reporting as a “top priority”, the agency said US network that it had “messaged its workforce about how to respond if they experience AHI, how to report an incident, and where they can obtain medical evaluation for symptoms or persistent effects”.
The FBI made the statement in response to an NBC investigation about a former FBI agent who reported symptoms of Havana syndrome but claimed he had trouble getting medical help from the FBI.
NBC said it marked the first acknowledgment by the FBI that its agents were also reporting suffering from the syndrome, although the news organization had previously informed of that FBI agents have been hit by this syndrome, including in Vienna, Austria.
Speculation is rife about the reality and causes behind Havana syndrome.
The State Department, the CIA and the Pentagon have launched investigations, but have not yet reached any conclusions. a National Academy of Sciences report Last year found that the injuries were most likely caused by “directed pulsed radio frequency energy”, raising the possibility of a form of the weapon being used for attacks on US government officials.
According to leading experts such weapons exist.