Health Alert

Location: Countrywide

Event: The State Department received medical confirmation that a U.S. government employee in China suffered a medical incident consistent with what other U.S. government personnel experienced in Havana, Cuba. As a result of additional voluntary medical screenings, the Department has sent other individuals to the United States for further evaluation.

If you or members of your family experience any unusual, unexplained physical symptoms or events, auditory or sensory phenomena, or other health concerns, please contact your health care provider to determine whether a medical evaluation and/or treatment is advisable. Symptoms to be attentive for include dizziness, headaches, tinnitus, fatigue, cognitive issues, visual problems, ear complaints and hearing loss, and difficulty sleeping.

Action to Take:

·         Do not attempt to locate the source of any unidentified auditory sensation. Instead, move to a different location.

·         If you have concerns about any symptoms or medical problems, consult a medical professional as soon as possible.

Assistance:

·         Contact the U.S. Embassy in Beijing by email at BeijingACS@state.gov or by telephone at 010-8531-4000 or 011-86-10-8531-4000 if you are calling from the U.S.

·         Contact the U.S. Consulate General in Chengdu by email at AmcitChengdu@state.gov or by telephone at 028-8558-3992 or 011-86-28-8558-3992 if you are calling from the U.S.

·         Contact the U.S. Consulate General in Guangzhou by email at GuangzhouACS@state.gov or by telephone at 020-3814-5775 or 011-86-20-3814-5775 if you are calling from the U.S.

·         Contact the U.S. Consulate General in Shanghai by email at ShanghaiACS@state.gov or by telephone at 021-8011-2400 or 011-86-21-8011-2400 if you are calling from the U.S.

·         Contact the U.S. Consulate General in Shenyang by email at ShenyangACS@state.gov or by telephone at 024-2335-5188 or 011-86-24-2335-5188 if you are calling from the U.S.

·         Contact the U.S. Consulate General in Wuhan by email at BeijingACS@state.gov or by telephone at 010-8531-4000 or 011-86-10-8531-4000 if you are calling from the U.S.

·         Call the State Department – Consular Affairs at 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States or Canada or 1-202-201-444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays)

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