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At Least 16 U.S. Embassy Staff In Cuba Treated After 'Health Attacks'

Investigators are probing why staff at the U.S. Embassy in Havana have experienced symptoms including hearing loss. Some experts think it could have been accidentally caused by surveillance equipment.
The U.S. Embassy in Havana in December 2015. Source: Yamil Lage

At least 16 U.S. government employees in Cuba have been treated after experiencing symptoms including hearing loss.

Employees at the U.S. embassy in Cuba started experiencing odd medical symptoms starting in late 2016, which Secretary of State Rex Tillerson as "health

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