Canadian diplomats in Cuba recalled following mysterious health incidents

The families of Canadian diplomats serving in Cuba are being recalled as a response to mysterious health incidents.

The move comes as 10 Canadians continue to show unexplained brain symptoms.

That number includes an unknown number of children and non-diplomat family members, but government officials are giving no further breakdown, citing privacy concerns.

Government officials, who briefed journalists on the condition of anonymity, say the ongoing problems are raising concerns about a new type of acquired brain injury, the cause of which remains a mystery.

Officials say the cause could be human-made.

Spouses, children, or even parents of Canadian diplomats currently accompanying them in Havana will begin leaving the Cuban capital immediately.

Cuba is a favourite tourist destination for Canadians, with more than-one million visiting the Caribbean island each year.

Global Affairs Canada says there is no evidence of any related ailments involving Canadian travellers.