Or so claimed Egyptian Gen. Dr. Ibrahim Abdel-Atti, chief of the medical branch. "We defeated AIDS, and rest assured, we defeated AIDS," Abdel-Atti said Sunday at a press conference.

"And I conquered the 'C,'" Abdel-Atti added, referring to the Hepatitis C.

"You will never find a patient suffering from the Hepatitis C virus after today, God willing!"

The army said that patients could be completely cured within 20 days, but some unfortunate souls would have to wait up to six months.

Egypt has approved the treatment, said CCTV Africa, and is seeking approval in Europe and the United States. However, the country intends to delay exporting the technology in order to attract medical tourism to the country.

(H/T - The Times of Israel)