The United States has warned its citizens in China to stay alert, after a government employee suffered brain damage in a suspect sonic attack.
The US State Department issued the health alert on Wednesday, when the employee in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou complained of “subtle and vague, but abnormal, sensations of sound and pressure.”
The department noted that it was not aware of any other cases inside or outside the diplomatic community but advised American citizens across China to consult a doctor if they experienced any symptoms.
“The Chinese government has assured us they are also investigating and taking appropriate measures,” said Jinnie Lee, a spokeswoman for the US Embassy in Beijing, adding the department was taking the incident “very seriously.”
The statement also asked citizens to move to other place in case they started to “experience any unusual acute auditory or sensory phenomena accompanied by unusual sounds or…