Remember when 15 US government workers in Cuba got sick from some kind of unknown "sonic attack" a couple of years ago? Well, today it was reported that a US consulate staffer in China was the victim of a "medically similar" attack.
The worker was sent to the United States for further evaluation. "The clinical findings of this evaluation matched mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI)," the embassy said.
The State Department was taking the incident very seriously and working to determine the cause and impact, the embassy said. [U.S. Secretary of State Mike] Pompeo said that medical teams were heading to Guangzhou to investigate the incident.
The State Department added the Chinese government told the embassy it is also investigating and taking appropriate measures.
"We cannot at this time connect it with what happened in Havana, but we are investigating all possibilities," a U.S. embassy official told Reuters.