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Mom of U.S. Diplomat Injured in China ‘Health Attack’ Warns Staff Is in Danger Everywhere

The mother of a U.S. diplomat who fell ill after mysterious noise attacks in China that were akin to those reported in Cuba has described the pulsing sounds that have allegedly made dozens of people ill, and says U.S. personnel around the world are in danger. Laura Hughes says her daughter Catherine Werner is struggling with a traumatic brain injury after experiencing strange sounds and sensations at her apartment in Guangzhou. “I do not believe that our military, our diplomats around the world or here at home are safe,” Hughes told NBC News. Her daughter experienced the same symptoms as 26 U.S. embassy workers who fell ill in Havana starting in 2016. When Hughes joined her daughter in China to look after her, she started experiencing effects from the mysterious noises, too. “We heard a very high-pitched sound in Catherine’s bedroom. And we heard a very low, pulsing sound in the living room,” Hughes said. “Our heads would pulse. You would feel like you would want to regurgitate. You could become instantly paralyzed, instantaneously fatigued.”