Belfast Telegraph

Home News World

N Korea: we can cure Mers and Aids

North Korea claims to have succeeded where the greatest minds in science have failed by producing a drug which can prevent and cure Mers, Ebola, Sars and Aids.

The authoritarian, impoverished nation better known for pursuing a nuclear programme has provoked widespread scepticism following the announcement.

The official Korean Central News Agency said scientists had developed Kumdang-2 from ginseng and other ingredients.

North Korea trumpeted the same drug during deadly bird flu outbreaks in 2006 and 2013.

The North's claim comes as rival South Korea fights an outbreak of Mers that has killed two dozen people and sickened more than 160 since last month.

There is no known vaccine for the disease.

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting?


From Belfast Telegraph