U.S. State Department expanded health alert amid illness

Vastavam web: The U.S. State Department on Friday issued an expanded health alert for all of China amid reports some U.S. diplomats based in the country had experienced a mysterious malady that resembles a brain injury and has already affected U.S. personnel in Cuba. “The State Department received medical confirmation that a U.S. government employee in China suffered a medical incident consistent with what other U.S. government personnel experienced in Havana, Cuba,” it said in an emailed statement.

“As a result of additional voluntary medical screenings, the department has sent other individuals to the United States for further evaluation.”