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Mystery ailment leads US to evacuate more from China

Mystery ailment leads US to evacuate more from China

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has evacuated several more of its workers out of China after medical testing revealed they might have been affected by unexplained health incidents that have hurt U.S. personnel in Cuba and China.

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert says "a number of individuals" have been brought to the U.S. They are in addition to a U.S. worker in China who had been evacuated previously, as the Trump administration had already disclosed.

The new evacuations come after the U.S. sent a medical team to the Chinese city of Guangzhou to conduct screenings of American government workers there. The team arrived earlier this week.

Nauert says the "medical screenings are ongoing." She says they are being offered to "any personnel who have noted concerning symptoms or wanted baseline screening."

Updated : 2022-05-17 06:13 GMT+08:00