Staff are evacuated from a US Consulate in China and flown home after suffering the same mystery symptoms as employees in American Embassy in Cuba

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Multiple Americans have been evacuated from the US Consulate in Guangzhou, China, after experiencing the same symptoms suffered by workers in the US Embassy in Havana.

A new warning on the Embassy's website urges Americans to watch out for symptoms including dizziness, headaches, tinnitus, fatigue, cognitive issues, visual problems, ear complaints and hearing loss, and difficulty sleeping.

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The illness, which has led to some of the evacuated patients being diagnosed with a brain injury, is still unexplained. The government says it does not know what, or who, is causing the illness.

Mark Lenzi, a Foreign Service officer based in Guangzhou, told The Washington Post he, his wife and their three-year-old son were to be evacuated back to the US.

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Lenzi began to experience symptoms in April last year. At first, he heard sounds he described as rolling marbles with static, and a few months later, he, his wife and child all began to suffer intense headaches.

Last month, his neighbor was evacuated, he said, and diagnosed with a mild traumatic brain injury.

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Around the same time, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Congress the symptoms experienced by staff in Guangzhou were medically similar to those experienced by staff in Cuba last year, in what the US Government has said were 'targeted' attacks.

After confirming one government employee had 'suffered a medical incident' in the southern Chinese city, the department deployed a team to screen employees and family members at its consulate there, spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement.

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'As a result of the screening process so far, the department has sent a number...
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