Cuba releases details of mysterious health incident involving U.S

U.S. evacuates China staffers as illness mystery deepens

U.S. evacuates China staffers as illness mystery deepens

American investigators have not yet determined who or what is causing the symptoms and illnesses.

Those affected have suffered a range of symptoms including hearing loss, dizziness, fatigue, cognitive issues and sleep loss.

Until Friday, the most recent suspicious incidents disclosed by the U.S.in Cuba had been in August 2017, leading many to suspect that the incidents had stopped.

The official explained that out of privacy considerations, no further details could be provided, but noted that an update will be provided when the medical evaluations are complete.

The United States has evacuated some Americans from its consulate in Guangzhou, China, after a U.S. employee was confirmed to be suffering symptoms consistent with the mysterious illness that led to the removal of more than half of the U.S. Embassy staff in Cuba, the State Department said Wednesday.

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University of Pennsylvania researchers studied that troubling pattern among USA government employees stationed in Cuba earlier this year, and now they are evaluating a similar scenario among others stationed in China, the Associated Press reports.

"If the U.S. makes formal contact with us, China will continue necessary investigations in an earnest and responsible manner and maintain close communication and cooperation with the U.S.", Hua said at a regularly scheduled news conference.

Asked about the latest incidents, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said the US had not formally raised the matter with Beijing. The team arrived in Guangzhou last week to begin evaluating Americans and will go next to Beijing.

Two other officials say the individuals are being tested at the University of Pennsylvania.

The President of the United States Donald trump blamed for a series of acoustic attacks on Cuba. As of May 2017, when the State Department inspector general's office conducted its last inspection of the missions in China, nearly 900 Americans worked at them, including 168 who were hired locally. There is a USA medical team in Guangzhou assessing whether more people need to leave China, the Associated Press reported. The Guangzhou consulate opened months after the establishment of diplomatic relations between Beijing and Washington in 1979 and moved to its new purpose-built facility in 2013. There are about 170 US diplomats or employees and their families in Guangzhou.

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