A mystery illness has been confirmed targeting two official near the White House, according to a CNN report.
According to the report, “two White House officials were struck by a mysterious illness, one hit while they were near an entrance to the White House grounds, the other while they were passing through a gate near the ellipse, on the south side of the white house.
“Both were National Security Council officials, and both incidents occurred in November, sources said.”
NEW: A second NSC staffer experienced “Havana Syndrome” symptoms near the White House. As more such episodes are discovered, the USG has successfully fielded a blood test for diagnosis, and multiple agencies are working on developing a wearable sensor https://t.co/FKfwop2qxE
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The strange illness has appeared among more than 100 U.S. diplomats and intelligence leaders, according to the report.
The name “Havana Syndrome” was coined after an illness struck people at the U.S. Embassy in Havana from 2016 to 2017, according to BBC.
A USA Today report shared, “Most of the people who experienced Havana Syndrome had an onset of a perceived loud noise, a sensation of intense pressure or vibration in the head, and pain in the ear or in the head.”
New cases of mysterious ‘Havana syndrome’ revealed https://t.co/vjS82xajmp
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In December, “the National Academy of Sciences published a report saying that the brain injuries suffered by US government employees in Cuba and China were most likely the result of some form of directed energy,” according to a Guardian report.
However, other reports have contradicted the claim based on the existing evidence.
NBC News reported “in 2018 that U.S. intelligence officials considered Russia a leading suspect in what some of them assess to have been deliberate attacks on diplomats and CIA officers overseas.” But there is no conclusive evidence.
The illness remains a mystery, but investigators are continuing their research. After a pandemic-stricken year, the last thing our world needs is another strange illness.