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Pesticides likely caused 'Havana syndrome' that affected Cuba-based diplomats

07:17 EDT 3 Oct 2019 | Science Daily

The study details the nature of the injury, specifies the brain regions involved, including the blood-brain barrier and suggests a possible cause in the form of 'cholinesterase inhibitors,' with 'organophosphorus insecticides' being a likely source. Cholinesterase (ChE) is one of the key enzymes required for the proper functioning of the nervous systems of humans, invertebrates and insects.

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