Canadian diplomat in Cuba treated for hearing loss, headaches

11 August 2017

The Canadian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that it is investigating reports of a Canadian diplomat from its embassy in Havana suffering headaches and hearing loss. A day earlier, the U.S. reported that some of its diplomats had experienced similar symptoms. A U.S. government official said several colleagues at the U.S. embassy in Havana were evacuated back to the United States for hearing problems and other symptoms over the past six months.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity said some subsequently got hearing aids. Canada's foreign ministry said it is working with U.S. and Cuban officials in the investigation.