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Michael Batz @mbbatz Rock Island, IL

Food safety jerk, probably unshaven. University of Florida Emerging Pathogens Institute. Views my own.

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@bugcounter Lots of feeling good about humanity today.Real science journal bought by parasitic scum, converted into pay-to-print junk science journal http://t.co/MgjGNlmPhU
9/1
2014
Wow. Poet Gregory Orr on having been the child who accidentally kills someone with a gun. http://t.co/agpjsIl5Xg
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8/29
2014
@carlzimmer Nice piece. Thank you for not taking it to "crazy cat lady" places!
8/28
2014
Has anyone tested sugar pills against a placebo in a RCT?
Retweeted by Michael BatzWhen the Indigo Girls sang about the chickenman, I do not think this is what they had in mind http://t.co/qu9z782PtATo colleagues at #ISME15 . 2nd ed of Quantitative Microbial Risk Assess. book is out. http://t.co/I2DwkpKejx #riskassessment #microbiology
Retweeted by Michael Batz@bugcounter @jshield @hotdogsladies @danbenjamin Small study, too. n=20. Still, it's in line w/ broader literature: http://t.co/00wfbZJkAS@bugcounter @jshield @hotdogsladies @danbenjamin Irritatingly, only a non-peer reviewed 2008 white paper: http://t.co/f2zASladkSQuantitative PCR in a little purple brick http://t.co/KuOq0ugD72 (boo-hiss: "nasty viruses like E. coli")
8/27
2014
Higher rates of infection than expected, esp in older adults. Lots of urinary tract isolations. Not just an infant formula problem.This CDC/FoodNet Cronobacter incidence study paints a different picture than expected. Very interesting. http://t.co/HknkMj2f9J@MCBazacoPhD Andromeda Strain. Perfect.Brilliant! "Why We Didn’t Vaccinate Our Child" http://t.co/h0wvlff4kf
8/26
2014
Increased risk of irritable bowel syndrome & chronic fatigue after Giardia infection (prospective cohort, Norway) http://t.co/WFVgKjstpr
8/19
2014
Great work by some UF buds: Household-Level Spatiotemporal Patterns of Incidence of Cholera, Haiti, 2011 http://t.co/JUzL2nRZCV
8/18
2014
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Retweeted by Michael BatzEven the Icelandic PM is getting in on the "Toxo in meat makes you crazy" craze. http://t.co/ip46955P6O
8/17
2014
@DrJudyStone @OA_Button Psst https://t.co/q5ePGDsQEu@barfblog @benjaminchapman I read that as "hold authors blameless" and felt relief, long overdue as I am on a promised manuscript
8/16
2014
Nifty! RT @flowingdata: CSV Fingerprint: Spot errors in your data at a glance http://t.co/oSAsupGz5cAnother study correlating risk of foodborne illness (this time Salmonella) with proton-pump inhibitor use http://t.co/GXzoLOjLT9
8/15
2014
Health Department Use of Social Media to Identify Foodborne Illness — Chicago, Illinois, 2013–2014 http://t.co/tGq4Ayb5oP
Retweeted by Michael BatzVery interesting ecological study on rates of campylobacteriosis & proton-pump inhibitor use in the Netherlands http://t.co/7Eb7bSmQaA"We remember the fire, but we forget the match." 3:30 episode of Memory Palace podcast. #Ferguson http://t.co/bBV9UymcyJ
8/14
2014
In case you're keeping track, #Ferguson PD has now: - Blocked aerial coverage; - Refused to release name of officer; - Arrested reporters.
Retweeted by Michael Batz@sciliz Bonus points for the first gravestone QR code Rickroll.@bugcounter Hey man, gotta make some $, score some chicks. Start a biz. China's an opportunity, man. Lemme in ur lab.Kick to the shins to anyone who puts a QR code on their loved one's gravestone http://t.co/kmRaptINFVEx-CFIA researcher pleads guilty for trying to smuggle vials of Brucella to China http://t.co/OTWfvXYphr
8/13
2014
Mixed messages, managing fear and risk, and the para-militarization of public health driving US Ebola responses? http://t.co/CfMEJxn8Jf
Retweeted by Michael BatzEarly use of the term 'malaria' http://t.co/CwM9Hmf00I
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8/12
2014
Kick to the shins to the first person to give me a business card that folds into a USB thumb drive: https://t.co/GiPvWcdW4PNifty: Shelter Dogs as Sentinels for Trypanosoma cruzi Transmission across Texas http://t.co/cw7tT6VVLa
8/11
2014
#findnorocore #iafp2014 #businesscardrodeo +5 points http://t.co/8oXZcuBuKWThe troubled history of the word “scientist.” (“About as pleasing a word as ‘Electrocution’—Thomas Huxley) http://t.co/icqXjFfVL4
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8/3
2014
Special issue on burden of illness estimates for gastroenteritis in 7 Carribean countries http://t.co/4cpdwXpZm4
7/10
2014
Is Case-Chaos Methodology an Appropriate Alternative to Case-Control Studies for Investigating Outbreaks? http://t.co/Kcaioqhzrv
7/9
2014
Lovely graphic visualizing antibiotic resistance. http://t.co/jDw0fVC77K (I find the E. coli line misleading though)
7/8
2014
@benjaminchapman @bugcounter Orange Pruno is the New Black Death (my new band)@benjaminchapman @bugcounter “Disclaimer: PRUNO CAN KILL YOU”Artisanal pruno recipe http://t.co/qNKr9sRRDO attn @benjaminchapman @bugcounter
7/3
2014
Surveillance of Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae: Tracking Molecular Epidemiology and Outcomes through... http://t.co/ZPPhfUuMw1
Retweeted by Michael BatzQuinolone-Resistant Salmonella Enteritidis Infections Associated with International Travel http://t.co/UIPf8VdIza
6/30
2014
35% of listeriosis cases pregnancy related; Israel, 1998-2007 http://t.co/PZ6FnzrE91So far today, one angry cursing tweet and one angry cursing retweet. Keepin' it fresh. #freshfriday That's a thing right?Fuck you, @MLauer http://t.co/8YC6p50Cve Can you be a dad and a TV host?
Retweeted by Michael BatzFort Reno concerts, a wonderful 45 year DC tradition, killed by bureaucratic horseshit. http://t.co/Pu4As7r5mD #SaveFortReno
6/27
2014
Ah, summer, the season for sun, sand, and public swimming pool crypto outbreaks... http://t.co/I9bweHQ65f
6/26
2014
We need more studies like this MLST typing of Campylobacter jejuni in geese & comparison to human types http://t.co/XNRCHf1bcj
6/23
2014
"More American children and teenagers died from gunfire in 2010 than U.S. troops in Afghanistan since 2001." Woah. http://t.co/9TLfHvlBArNorovirus #outbreaks in some frozen #berries are an emerging public health risk, says EFSA panel http://t.co/s3ZeEQCdaD
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6/20
2014
I bet you think that wolves are our natural enemy. You'd be wrong. It's associate editors.
Retweeted by Michael BatzOver at @CIDRAP, @mlipsitch and Alison P. Galvani respond to criticisms of their #DURC paper. http://t.co/RzWOJz8kZj #bioethics
Retweeted by Michael BatzImportant read on ethics of sharing preliminary research findings during public health emergencies http://t.co/9ADffWi9AhFecal transplants followed over time http://t.co/e8lwG0KnOm
Retweeted by Michael BatzInteresting op-ed on chicken jerky pet treats http://t.co/pRnAjDPdeM
6/19
2014
@bugcounter Sure, anytime. Just meant I can't talk about putting a feeding tube in your kid & poisoning him for 5 yrs while docs do nothing.@bugcounter Recording sounds fun, though I'm seriously way too affected by that story. Kid is same age as one of mine.@barfblog Ahhh! That horrific story is going to haunt me for days. Where the f were the doctors? So angry, so goddamned angry.From aforementioned issue, good review of carbapenem-resistant bugs in food animals, pets, and wildlife http://t.co/NrxcEdty5JSpecial issue of Veterinary Microbiology on antimicrobial resistance of bacteria from animals & environment http://t.co/GQzsPGNNoc"So I ask everyone—all of you reading this now—give me the gist of what Monsanto is, then help me destroy it." http://t.co/CqEOUKnsGaGreat read by @marynmck on the Dutch reduction in farm antibiotics: http://t.co/tzlHbBVj50
Retweeted by Michael Batz@ainzlie Huh. I wish it was World Sauna'ing Day, but perhaps I'll celebrate nonetheless.@bugcounter 502 503 whatever it takes@ainzlie Pack your bags! Go on vacation! Come back! It's still not here yet!@ainzlie It's back from the dead! RUN!So I guess PLOS One is down...? http://t.co/tdlo2X20OgA pretty damn sweet process/network model for detecting & predicting foodborne outbreaks by @convertino_matt http://t.co/n1wFWK91E5
6/18
2014
@bugcounter @benjaminchapman @LetendreDan "There's no barfing in baseball." GIF of Indians pitcher Chris Perez puking. Writes itself!FDA's new seafood advisory recommends pg women limit albacore tuna to 6oz a week. Bumble Bee says up to 56oz is safe. http://t.co/2JTFNfWxC7
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6/16
2014
No wonder it takes my mom so long to order: she reads every single menu item and description out loud!Want to ask me a food safety question on SiriusXM? Call 1877-NYUDOCS before 1 pm eastern.
Retweeted by Michael Batz@bugcounter Q1 is about raw milk for treating acne. Q2 is about GMO pesticides in my pet food. Q3 is about proper toilet paper folding.
6/13
2014
Interesting approach to modeling the international spread of the #MERS epidemic http://t.co/p6blhNUNQAOptimizing data collection for public health decisions: a data mining approach http://t.co/HGsLkD3uAr
6/12
2014
@salsus @CMXGames Oh man my Klout score is going to go through the roof! That's how it works, right?Chikungunya rises in Caribbean, including 27 cases imported into Florida. From @CIDRAP http://t.co/bi05slLzvi
Retweeted by Michael Batz@CDDEP @HartleyDM @washingtonpost Carbapenem-resistant bugs in food is news, but my goodness that's just an awful, misleading article.Global meta-analysis: "Deaths Attributable to Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae Infections" http://t.co/cOctBW8yyk
6/11
2014
Special issue of Zoonoses & Public Health on systematic reviews & meta-analysis in animal ag & vet medicine http://t.co/Zno1TpDQfcAnother excellent study from MN: "Reptile-Associated Salmonellosis in Minnesota, 1996–2011" http://t.co/V1tbX0FPpy
6/9
2014
Make that 101 projects backed. My damn friends gotta stop making stuff! https://t.co/YvekP9PbQPI really am a sucker. Just backed my 100th Kickstarter project. https://t.co/eYTftAXAYn@bugcounter @Slate @benjaminchapman But I totally agree it’s lazy and misleading to pull a quote from someone you could easily call…@bugcounter @Slate @benjaminchapman they cite two other decent pr articles; better than 3/4 of such pieces.@benjaminchapman @bugcounter I dig this piece. Goes too far w/ the racism angle, but impt to challenge folks' preconceived notions abt risk.
6/7
2014
FDA, @CDCgov, @USDAFoodSafety Create Interagency Food Safety Analytics Collaboration webpage http://t.co/j9YO2YCk8s http://t.co/YBlsGY4TxZ
Retweeted by Michael Batz@MCBazacoPhD I feel so special!@bugcounter @benjaminchapman "So is feces."@benjaminchapman I serve at your pleasure.@bugcounter So angry.There's chemicals in my crayons! And isn't that brilliant! https://t.co/7PzlaYSALY via @ScienceAlert
Retweeted by Michael Batz@benjaminchapman I start w/ a generic "what do you do to ensure it's safe?" b/c if they are dismissive or ignorant I know more than enough.@benjaminchapman Not a question but an edit: you've got the "are staff trained" questions in there twice.Airbnb wants homeowners to become informal unregulated restauranteurs? Uh. No. http://t.co/V5R68RK3GS@jrcooper Oh wait did I say dark? I meant dork. The dork web. Totally different thing. The dork council knows all about your transgressions.
6/6
2014
@jrcooper it’s called the dark web and I’m not allowed to talk about it"The Orange Man... begins picking them off one by one, utilizing his prosthetic hook hand and a sack of oranges." http://t.co/mAy74EMl4h
6/5
2014
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