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China: US diplomats sent home after sonic attack causes mystery illness

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07.06.2018

THE American employees of the US embassy in Guangzhou, China, are the latest diplomats to be sent home to the United States after suffering from a mysterious bout of illness similar to that experienced by their colleagues in Havana, Cuba.

The US State Department insisted on the diplomats’ return after confirming one government employee had “suffered a medical incident” that resembles a brain injury in the southern Chinese city, spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement on Wednesday.

The department has deployed a team to screen employees and family members at its consulate there.

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“As a result of the screening process so far, the department has sent a number of individuals for further evaluation and a comprehensive........

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