The mysterious neurological symptoms experienced by American diplomats in China and Cuba are consistent with the effects of directed microwave energy, according to a long-awaited report by the National Academies of Sciences that cites medical evidence to support the long-held conviction of American intelligence officials. The report , obtained Friday by NBC News, does not conclude that the directed energy was delivered intentionally, by a weapon, as some U. But it raises that disturbing possibility. The report was transferred to Congress after bipartisan calls led by U.
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In a letter obtained by NBC News, the diplomats said "at least three additional cases were identified in and " of the mysterious illness that also affected U. In its most recent public update about new cases, in January , Canada's government said "the last confirmed case of unusual health symptoms" had been in The letter, sent last week to Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau by nine Canadian diplomats who served in Cuba and reported strange symptoms, was a point-by-point response to a briefing Canada's government gave in February to diplomats who served in Cuba between and The diplomats say that in the briefing, which took place virtually and included more than 40 people, they were notified that Canada plans to increase its staffing at its embassy in Cuba, more than two years after Canada cut its staff there in half in response to the incidents. The diplomats say the government justified that move by saying there had been no new brain injuries reported since
AlexandraMaeJ Contact. A CT scan showed something unusual, however: the globus pallidi, a section of the brain that controls voluntary movement, showed up denser than normal, on both sides of the brain. In a few hours, she regained consciousness and was able to be extubated.