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Chill, guys, the Russians aren’t out to smoke you with Havana ...

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Chill, guys, the Russians aren’t out to smoke you with Havana Syndrome

Investigations continue, but stress, medical conditions and environmental causes are behind most cases, says CIA

Shivam Patel

Most cases of so-called Havana Syndrome can be explained by environmental causes, undiagnosed medical conditions or stress, rather than actions by a foreign power, said The New York Times on Thursday, citing Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officials.

A majority of 1,000 cases reviewed by US investigators are explainable and show the mysterious ailment is unlikely to have been caused by Russia or another foreign adversary, CIA officials told the newspaper, describing interim findings of a study.

The agency is continuing investigations into two dozen unexplained cases that may offer clues to whether a foreign power is behind the condition that has affected US diplomats, officials and family members overseas, including in Vienna, Paris, Geneva and Havana, the newspaper said, citing the officials...

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