US diplomat in China reports mystery symptoms in case that echoes Cuban embassy illness | South China Morning Post
A US government employee in southern China has reported abnormal sensations of sound and pressure, the State Department said on Wednesday, in a case that recalls the mystery illness that hit American diplomats serving in Cuba.
In an emailed notice to American citizens in China, the department said it was not currently known what had caused the symptoms in the city of Guangzhou, where an American consulate is located.
“A US government employee in China recently reported subtle and vague, but abnormal, sensations of sound and pressure,” the notice said.
“The US government is taking these reports seriously and has informed its official staff in China of this event.”