A doctor who examined the American and Canadian citizens who were injured in an a series of ‘acoustic attacks’ in Havana has said they show symptoms of a brain injury and nerve damage.

Last Autumn, a number of diplomatic staff at the US Embassy in Havana, Cuba, started to report hearing loss and other symptoms. The BBC reports that five Americans were affected, including diplomats and their spouses. Several had to cancel their tour and return to the USA early. One will need a hearing aid for the rest of his or her life due to the injuries sustained. It has since emerged that more people were affected, including at least one Canadian.

From Reuters

Cuba ‘incidents’ caused brain injury, nerve damage to diplomats: CBS News

A doctor who evaluated American and Canadian diplomats working in Cuba diagnosed them with conditions as serious as mild traumatic brain injury and damage to the central nervous system, CBS News said on Wednesday, citing medical records it reviewed.

The diplomats had complained of symptoms including hearing loss, nausea, headaches and balance disorders after what were described as “incidents” that began affecting them in Havana beginning in late 2016, CBS News said.

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