The drug’s miraculous properties are quite the claim considering the World Health Organisation reported over 100,000 cases of tuberculosis in North Korea in 2013 alone.
North Korea Claims A Mysterious Wonder Drug Can Cure Cancer, AIDS, Ebola, SARS & MERS.
Scientists around the world can apparently hang up their lab coats, because North Korea says it has found a cure for cancer, Ebola, AIDS, MERS, and SARS. The claim is a tough pill to swallow, however, and is likely to be met with a generous dose of skepticism.
For decades, researchers have devoted their careers to finding cures for the diseases, but it turns out Pyongyang has secretly had the solution for 19 years.
That’s right – the country apparently first produced the disease-fighting drug in 1996, according to pro-North Korea website Minjok Tongshin. However, Pyongyang has failed to provide any proof to its lofty claims.
Although the world’s best scientists couldn’t crack the code, it seems the cure wasn’t actually all that complicated. A natural herb, some plant food, and a few elements were apparently all that were needed to solve a few of science’s biggest puzzles.
“Malicious virus infections like SARS, Ebola and MERS are diseases that are related to immune systems, so they can be easily treated by Kumdang-2 injection drug, which is a strong immune reviver,” KCNA said. It also claims the drug can cure AIDS.
But the benefits of the drug don’t stop there, it seems. Pyongyang bragged that the same drug was responsible for curing bouts of bird flu in 2006 and 2013.
However, earlier this year, North Korea shut out foreign tourists for six months, exercising some of the world’s strictest Ebola controls – even though the country apparently has the cure in their possession. No cases of the disease were ever actually reported in the country, and the bans were lifted earlier this year.
Meanwhile, according to the World Health Organization, North Korea is struggling to combat diseases such as tuberculosis. Respiratory infections are among the country’s leading causes of death, the UN agency says.
Pyongyang’s claim comes as rival South Korea authorities scramble to contain an outbreak of Middle Eastern Respiratory Sydnrome (MERS) that has so far killed two dozen people. More than 160 have fallen ill from the disease, for which there is no vaccine.
As well as being a preventative for a number of potentially epidemic viruses, North Korea claims Kumdang-2 has shown a 62 per cent success rate in completely curing HIV in studies done in Africa.