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Scientists in Hong Kong say they have made a potential breakthrough in the fight against infectious diseases, with a chemical that could slow the spread of deadly viral illnesses.

In a study published this month in the ‘journal Nature Communications’, a team from the University of Hong Kong described the newly discovered chemical as highly potent in interrupting the life cycle of diverse viruses.

The scientists said it could one day be used as a broad-spectrum antiviral for a host of infectious diseases, and even for viruses that have yet to emerge – if it passes clinical trials.

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