About two dozen reports of mysterious health incidents on US personnel in Vienna

There have been about two dozen reports of symptoms of mysterious health incidents similar to the “Havana syndrome” among US diplomats, intelligence officials and other government personnel in Vienna since the beginning of the year, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

These new reports demonstrate that these mysterious incidents are ongoing, despite commitments from President Joe Biden’s top national security team to double down on investigating the matter. The New Yorker first reported on the rising reported cases in Vienna.

A handful of the impacted personnel have had to be medevacked from Vienna and are now receiving medical assistance in the US, the sources said.

“In coordination with our partners across the U.S. Government, we are vigorously investigating reports of possible unexplained health incidents (UHI) among the U.S. Embassy Vienna community or wherever they are reported,” a State Department spokesperson said. “Any employees who reported a possible UHI received immediate and appropriate attention and care.”

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