(CNN) Egypt's army claims it has invented a cure for AIDS and hepatitis C, prompting an outcry from the medical community, which blasted the declaration as a "scientific scandal."
"I defeated AIDS with the grace of my God at the rate of 100% . And I defeated hepatitis C," said Maj. Gen. Ibrahim Abdel-Atti, head of the Cancer Treatment and Screening center.
Scathing criticism erupted shortly after the announcement Sunday.
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Medical researchers led the condemnation, expressing concerns that the announcement would further damage the nation's image.