A new device developed by the Egyptian Army's chief engineering officer, which he claims is able to cure AIDS, hepatitis and other viruses has come under ridicule by health experts around the world and in Egypt
The device has been developed by Major General Ibrahim Abdel-Atti who claimed that defeating the viruses was a 'very easy process'. Abdel-Atti presented a short video of the device's working, dubbed the "Complete Cure Device", in which patients are shown to be hooked up to boxlike machines while some doctors are shown holding a machine attached to an antenna that swivels and follows the patients as they walk around. Abdel-Atti revealed that the device works by drawing out the blood of the patients, purifying it of the viruses and then injecting the purified blood back into the patients.
With the videos going viral on the internet, experts in Egypt have poured scorn on the claims and said that the army stands the risk of losing both its, and the Egyptian scientific community's, reputation around the world. Professor Massimo Pinzani, a liver specialist and director of the Institute for Liver and Digestive Health at University College London, said that no scientific explanation for the device has been given and until it is done so, it should be treated as a potential fraud.
Stating that he was not given convincing explanations about the technology, Professor Pinzani told the Associated Press, "As it is at present, the device is proposed without any convincing technical and scientific basis and, until this is clearly provided, it should be regarded as a potential fraud."