From The Guardian's 12-6-17 article entitled "Brain Abnormalities Found in Victims of US Embassy Attack in Cuba":
"Doctors treating the victims of mysterious, invisible attacks on the US embassy in Cuba
have discovered brain abnormalities as they search for clues to explain
the damage to their hearing, vision, balance and memory.
"The most specific finding to date about physical damage from the
attacks shows that whatever it was that harmed the Americans, it led to
perceptible changes in their brains. It is one of several factors
fuelling growing scepticism that some kind of sonic weapon was involved.
"Medical testing has revealed the embassy workers developed changes to
the white matter tracts that let different parts of the brain
communicate, several US officials said, describing a growing consensus
held by university and government physicians researching the attacks.
White matter acts like information highways between brain cells.
"Loud, mysterious sounds followed by hearing loss and ear-ringing had
led investigators to suspect 'sonic attacks'. But officials are now
avoiding that term. The sounds may have been the byproduct of something else that caused damage, said three US officials briefed on the investigation.
"Physicians, FBI investigators and US intelligence agencies have spent
months trying to piece together the puzzle in Havana, where the US says
24 government officials and spouses fell ill, starting last year in
homes and later in some hotels. The US refers to 'specific attacks' but
says it does not know who is behind them. A few Canadian embassy staffers also got sick.
"Doctors still do not know how victims ended up with the white matter
changes, or how exactly those changes might relate to their symptoms. US
officials would not say whether the changes were found in all 24
"Acoustic waves have never been shown to alter the brain’s white
matter tracts, said Elisa Konofagou, a biomedical engineering professor
at Columbia University who is not involved in the government’s
would be very surprised,' Konofagou said, adding that ultrasound in the
brain is used frequently in modern medicine. 'We never see white matter
"Cuba has denied involvement, and calls the Trump administration’s claims
that US workers were attacked 'deliberate lies'. The new medical
details may help the US counter Havana’s complaint that Washington has
not presented any evidence.
"The case has plunged the US medical community into uncharted
territory. Physicians are treating the symptoms like a never-before-seen
illness. After extensive testing and trial therapies, they are
developing the first protocols to screen cases and identify the best
treatments – even as the FBI investigation struggles to identify a culprit, method and motive.
"The AP first reported in August
that US workers had said they heard sounds that were audible in parts
of rooms but inaudible just a few feet away – unlike normal sound, which
disperses in all directions. Doctors have now come up with a term for
such incidents: 'directional acoustic phenomena'."
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