A CIA agent fell ill with suspected Havana syndrome while on a work trip to India with agency director William Burns.
The unidentified officer needed medical attention after the incident earlier this month. They reported symptoms associated with the unexplained syndrome, which include headaches, pain, nausea or vertigo brought on by sounds, pressure or heat.
Burns is said to be ‘fuming’ with anger over the incident.
Speculation abounds as to whether the incident – if caused by an adversary – was deliberately designed to targets Burns’ entourage, or if the attackers were unaware they were targeting an officer traveling with the CIA boss.
But some within the agency are saying that having someone who travelled so closely with the director fall ill is a ‘direct message’ to Burns that no one within the agency is safe, CNN reported.