The present invention relates to compositions and methods for decreasing the infectivity, morbidity, and rate of mortality associated with a variety of pathogenic organisms and viruses. The present invention also relates to methods and compositions for decontaminating areas colonized or otherwise infected by pathogenic organisms and viruses. Moreover, the present invention relates to methods and compositions for decreasing the infectivity of pathogenic organisms in foodstuffs. In particular, decreased pathogenic organism infectivity, morbidity, and mortality is accomplished by contacting the pathogenic organism with an oil-in-water nanoemulsion comprising an oil, an organic solvent, and a surfactant dispersed in an aqueous phase.

Title
Antimicrobial compositions and methods of use
Application Number
00818745
Publication Number
1433314
Application Date
December 29, 2000
Publication Date
July 30, 2003
Inventor
A Shih
T Hamouda
Jr Baker Jr
Agent
tang xiaofeng
Assignee
The Regents Of The University Of Michigan
IPC
A61K 31/665