Cuban ‘acoustic attack’ report on US diplomats flawed, say neurologists

Cuban ‘acoustic attack’ report on US diplomats flawed, say neurologists

Cuban ‘acoustic attack’ report on US diplomats flawed, say neurologists 150 150 icnagency

By: Ian Sample Science editor |

Cuban ‘acoustic attack’ report on US diplomats flawed, say neurologists

| Neuroscience | The Guardian

Tests stating staff suffered brain damage were ‘misinterpreted’ and ruled out other explanations such as mass psychogenic illness

Claims that US diplomats suffered mysterious brain injuries after being targeted with a secret weapon in Cuba have been challenged by neurologists and other brain specialists.

A medical report commissioned by the US government, published in March, found that staff at the US embassy in Havana suffered concussion-like brain damage after hearing strange noises in homes and hotels, but doctors from the US, the UK and Germany have contested the conclusions.

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