May 27, 2024

Pyongyang claims to invent cure for MERS

North's intention behind claim dubious - South Korean clinical pharmacy professor

North Korea claimed to have developed a cure for MERS and other viral infections, the Korean Central News Agency reported Friday.

Choi Chang Sik, the chief researcher at the Public Health Administration Lab in the North's Ministry of Public Health told state media that North Korea’s Kumdang-2 injection can cure many immunity-related disease such as MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus).

Become a member for less than $4 per week.

  • Unlimited access to all of NK News: reporting, investigations, analysis
  • The NK News Daily Update, an email newsletter to keep you in the loop
  • Searchable archive of all content, photo galleries, special columns
  • Contact NK News reporters with tips or requests for reporting
Get unlimited access to all NK News content, including original reporting, investigations, and analyses by our team of DPRK experts.
Subscribe now

All major cards accepted. No commitments – you can cancel any time.