.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Havana Syndrome first came to the fore in 2016. (Photo credit: Representational/unsplash)

  • Havana Syndrome was initially discredited as mass hysteria
  • Havana syndrome is not only distressing but is reported to have a longer effect
  • Confusion, nausea and disorientation are the common effects of Havana Syndrome

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
CIA director Burns in July said that he had appointed a senior agency official to head a task force investigating the syndrome. (Photo credit: Twitter/CIA)

  • Havana syndrome is a medical condition that has affected 200 US officials so far
  • It causes symptoms like migraines, nausea, memory lapses, dizziness
  • US believes Russia to be behind spreading the syndrome

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Lloyd Austin retired from the US Army in 2016. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • The directive was sent to nearly 2.9 million officials
  • Havana syndrome impacted dozens of US and Canadian officials
  • CIA Deputy Director said the syndrome is a serious issue

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Havana Syndrome was first discovered in Cuba in 2016-17. (Photo credit: Twitter/@CIA)

  • CIA has tapped a veteran officer to head a task force aimed to find the cause of Havana Syndrome
  • Around 200 US officials have fallen sick by the syndrome
  • The choice of the CIA agency officer identity remains undercover

Reportedly, Havana Syndrome cases on the rise since Joe Biden became president. (Photo: File/AFP)

  • Over 20 US officials in Vienna, Austria, have reported symptoms similar to mysterious brain illness - Havana Syndrome
  • Scientists in the US claim that the syndrome is likely caused by direct microwave radiation
  • Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced a review of the issue