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US Evacuates At Least 3 Americans From Beijing Over 'Health Attacks'

US Evacuates At Least 3 Americans From Beijing Over 'Health Attacks'
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By    |   Tuesday, 03 July 2018 05:52 PM

The U.S. has evacuated at least three Americans from Beijing after they reported having unusual health symptoms. The latest evacuees were sent for further evaluation to the University of Pennsylvania, the same location as previous cases, said a person familiar with the matter, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Staff was told about the latest evacuations Tuesday in a U.S. Embassy staff meeting and the individuals affected were not identified by name, the report said.

The State Department refers to the incidents as “health attacks.” Symptoms include headaches, sleep impairment, and various cognitive issues. The State Department has said the cause is not clear, the report said.

It was not made clear if those evacuated were diplomatic personnel or family members, The Journal reported.

These evacuations are believed to be the first from Beijing; in total, at least a dozen Americans have been evacuated from China, the only country besides Cuba where the unexplained health incidents have struck U.S. government personnel, The Journal reported.

China has not found a cause for the incidents.

“If the U.S. side has more leads and more clues, they can share with us,” said China Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang at a routine press briefing, the report said.

The U.S. Embassy in China sent an alert on June 9 warning Americans to seek help if they suffered any “unusual, unexplained physical symptoms or events, auditory or sensor phenomena, or other health concerns.”

That same day, the U.S. pulled two more workers from its Cuba embassy amid concerns they had been affected by the mysterious incidents.

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