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Green tea compound blocks Ebola virus infection

Research from the US Army suggests that epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a compound from green tea, might prevent Ebola virus infection. Researchers showed that a key protein is essential for Ebola virus infection by using EGCG to block this protein.

Green Tea ingredient hinders HIV infection

Scientists claimed that a chemical naturally found in green tea might be helpful in preventing sexual transmission of the virus which causes AIDS. The study recommends that the compound should be used in vaginal creams to supplement antiretrovirals.
 

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