Some officials who reported symptoms in Colombia had to be repatriated from the country, including a family with a child, such sources said. Few of those affected once reported cases of mysterious illness while living in other countries, says one source.
The events, which have been the subject of hundreds of American investigations, come as Secretary of State Tony Blinken plans to visit Bogota next week. State Department spokesman Ned Price would not comment on the events reported in Colombia or on Blinken’s forthcoming visit during the announcement department on Tuesday.
Advanced Biden’s management of paralysis operations has been hampered by reported cases of Havana syndrome twice in the past months.
The State Department is currently notifying US officials of any reports of misconduct on the missionary field. But the department is not disclosing initial information such as the number of people affected by the incident – the data that the State Department used to disclose news reports on events in Cuba and China.
U.S. researchers have struggled to determine what or who is causing the symptoms and how they are actually doing it. The incidence of Havana syndrome began in late 2016 in Cuba and has been reported in Russia, China, Austria, and other countries around the world. Biden officials continue to investigate the matter.
“I am pleased to sign the HAVANA Act into law to see that we are doing our best to provide US Government employees who have experienced adverse health incidents,” Biden said in a statement referring to sections as “incidents” and not “attacks,” as members of the Senate Intelligence Committee.
“Talking about these incidents has been a turning point in my life,” he said following the signing of a closed door on Friday.