- •Norovirus infection causes 21 million cases of gastroenteritis in the US each year.
- •Alcohol is ineffective against norovirus and other alcohol-resistant microorganisms.
- •Green tea-derived compounds significantly enhanced the virucidal activity of alcohol.
- •Ingredients found in beverages increase virucidal activity in surface disinfectants.
- •Epigallocatechin-3-gallate-palmitates add benefits to hand hygiene formulations.
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Funding: This study was supported by grants from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to Camellix, LLC ( 1R41AI124738-01A1 , 2R42AI124738-02 , and 5R42AI124738-03 ), Augusta University Office of Innovation Commercialization, and Augusta University Research Institute . Research reported in this publication was supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number R42AI124738 . The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institute of Health.
Conflicts of interest: Salary supported by grants funded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: Douglas Dickinson, Bianca Marsh, Xueling Shao and Stephen Hsu. No conflict of interest: Emma Liu, Lester Sampath, Bo Yao, Xiaocui Jiang.