Cairo - An Egyptian judicial official says the country's chief prosecutor has asked military prosecutors to investigate a set of devices that inventors said detect and cure Aids and hepatitis C - a claim widely dismissed by experts in Egypt and abroad.
The official said on Wednesday the investigation comes after a lawyer filed a complaint against the inventors, who include a now-retired army chief engineer and another military officer. The official says the complaint accuses the inventors of misleading the public.
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The official spoke on condition of anonymity as he wasn't authorised to speak to journalists.
In February, military officials announced the devices detect and cure the diseases with electromagnetism, a claim not backed up by any scientific literature and derided by experts.