US: Visitors to Cuba Claim Symptoms Similar to Attacks

But those claims can't be verified
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 6, 2017 5:59 PM CDT
US: Visitors to Cuba Claim Symptoms Similar to Attacks
Tourists ride classic convertible cars on the Malecon beside the United States Embassy in Havana, Cuba, earlier this month.   (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)

The State Department says it has received "a handful of reports" from American citizens who say they've experienced symptoms similar to those in attacks of US government workers in Havana, the AP reports. But the US isn't vouching for those reports. The US last week issued a travel warning that urges American travelers to stay away from Cuba. The warning said attacks on government personnel have occurred in Havana hotels and the US can't make sure that Americans who stay at hotels wouldn't be harmed. A State Department official says in the days following the travel warning, some citizens reported having similar symptoms after traveling to Cuba. The official says the US government has "no way of verifying" whether they were harmed by the same attacks that have targeted government employees.

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