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Michael Batz @mbbatz Rock Island, IL

Food, math,and death. Probably unshaven. University of Florida Emerging Pathogens Institute.

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6 post doc positions in quantitative sustainability & risk informed decision making at DTU. http://t.co/GcsnRFCZ26Need more evidence that O157 shedding by cattle is a dynamic, complicated, confounding problem? http://t.co/b1Ivq6P8P2@HartleyDM Interested to read your upcoming blog post about it... ;)Read this please? Be kind to your colleagues and spread awareness. Nobody deserves to be treated this way. http://t.co/bqaUg0EpI3
Retweeted by Michael BatzNew post! Deadly distrust--on the deaths of the #Ebola workers in Guinea, & other forms of malignant denialism http://t.co/U5edvuZ2WR
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9/19
2014
@SGrooters "The Task Force strongly recommends the formation of a Standing Committee." (not a real quote)Proud to be included on @LauraKeeney 's Women Tweet Science Too list https://t.co/6Xxcxp73C0 #WomeninSTEM
Retweeted by Michael BatzImagine if Frankenstein's monster was designed by a committee. That needed another committee's approval.#IAFP Issues Call for 2015 Symposium, Roundtable and Workshop Proposals (deadline is Oct. 14, 2014) - http://t.co/mZCcbZ1FaX #foodsafety
Retweeted by Michael BatzMan I get blamed for everything... RT @blprnt: Angry about new diseases? Blame bats. (Via @jennifergardy) http://t.co/Hdq0mVUIZt@MCBazacoPhD And a miserable one.Here's an accompanying editorial on the fisetin Lm anti-virulence study that I found persuasive http://t.co/ddWR4DOGSUAnti-virulence approaches are intriguing: instead of killing the bugs or preventing growth, let's try to prevent them from causing harm.This is the one I liked: an exciting study on anti-virulence properties of fisetin on Listeria monocytogenes. http://t.co/wbpbeJdUe4Read two journal articles this morning. Really liked the one I didn't fully understand, didn't like the one I understood. Coincidence?
9/18
2014
Science Magazine makes list to helpfully remind us that people on Twitter know about & listen to a lot of white men. http://t.co/8K6JQ6Riv5
Retweeted by Michael BatzProspective study before/after campylobacteriosis finds susceptibility associated with gut microbiota http://t.co/h7pBeYxbIv
9/17
2014
Tools to support evidence-informed public health decision making http://t.co/cBUXnKnDfe
9/16
2014
@bugcounter No, that’s the guy from That 70s Show. Or did you mean Ashley Judd?@bugcounter I think you’re thinking of Arrillus H Cardwell, Union Army private http://t.co/O5MAmatMpA@benjaminchapman @bugcounter Again, sorry for staining the tub. When I see that many frozen pomegranate arils I need to bath in them.Virologist @MackayIM on the threat (or, not) of airborne #Ebola http://t.co/cfPZCrgwhK
Retweeted by Michael BatzE. coli connection in Oregon? 3-year-old girl also gets sick http://t.co/Z8oZPeiR70
Retweeted by Michael BatzSuperbugs meet their match in rapid genome sequencing http://t.co/9WgOkeyavu
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9/13
2014
@bugcounter @benjaminchapman You can’t leave pruno just laying around like that. I also ate all your oysters, sprouts, & bathtub cheese.Food Safety Talk 65: All My Ports are Engaged http://t.co/h4G9rAGAy3 with @mbbatz, cause @benjaminchapman was on vacation.
Retweeted by Michael BatzGreat read! Pandemic Fear and Literature: Observations from Jack London’s The Scarlet Plague http://t.co/N7Xwws7OO2@eliowa I'm opting for a modified beer helmet.I've made a huge mistake. http://t.co/rftRZX94g6 http://t.co/pFzKaXdxFYPoll: Was electricity the right energy choice for the Apple Watch, or would unicorn farts have been better? http://t.co/qfXJTfkGkRThat's an outbreak: The #Ebola epi-curve for Liberia defies words. Contained in latest situation update from @WHO. http://t.co/Jt67rkIzZk
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9/12
2014
"A data scientist is a statistician who lives in San Fransisco" #monkigras http://t.co/HypLL3Cnye
Retweeted by Michael BatzNorovirus: 1) vaccine challenge http://t.co/jdzIxAWa1r 2)10 yr longitudinal http://t.co/SUAfWfApOn 3) editorial http://t.co/3sE38HJ9Ov
9/11
2014
Poking ancient poo --- "Paleomicrobiology: Revealing Fecal Microbiomes of Ancient Indigenous Cultures" http://t.co/2HNAPKpIsw
9/10
2014
@eliowa For $350+, I think I'll just pay someone to run around with my phone uploading my stats to all the social networks.@eliowa The answer is the new AppleFannyPack.@eliowa I hear you. I think I'd prefer the 5/5s size personally. I think the watch requires an iPhone.@eliowa Um, you have a 64-bit Unix workstation in your pocket.@eliowa How tiny are your pockets? I have a 4S and the 6 is < 1/2" wider and <1" taller. And 33% thinner. Fair tradeoff for me.
9/9
2014
An excellent review of bovine zoonoses by some UF EPI colleagues http://t.co/yZn4lNj1F9On truthiness and the propagation of fringe ideas in public health; fantastic post by @HartleyDM http://t.co/ug3O9J4aTz
9/8
2014
@karadavis @ShipLives Or “know” each other. Or know “each” other. Or know each “other.” Or who happen to both sometimes write about poop.Future Islands ‘Singles’ on infinite loop.@ShipLives @karadavis The voodoo cocktail napkin worked!
9/6
2014
Hanging with @karadavis talking about the majesty of @ShipLives http://t.co/VZtgf8vLdCMicrobiological Quality of Packaged Ice from Various Sources in Georgia http://t.co/AsoHVQVdY3Too good to be true. Must be satire. RT @ProfCharlesHaas: a refreshing model for a university president. http://t.co/Cdhm3nWTMk
9/5
2014
Tracing temperature patterns of cut leafy greens in North Carolina school food service http://t.co/WjknyXDRgk by @benjaminchapman et alSurprising to me: Arcobacter is the fourth most common enteric pathogen in Belgium. http://t.co/EAeD8kLyK5Setback in Nigeria showing how grossly irresponsable behavior of two people can make the difference in Ebola control. http://t.co/qnh22coMY7
Retweeted by Michael Batz#EBoal numbers form http://t.co/YTRX2r5lko sheets graphed and tallied. http://t.co/4kWrSts0vf http://t.co/JUbNfGr3Nx
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9/4
2014
Role of Wildlife in the Transmission of Bacterial Pathogens and Antimicrobial Resistance to the Food Chain http://t.co/wrKzOgmYkt
9/3
2014
Diversity of Salmonella isolated from Central Florida Surface Waters http://t.co/3p7L8XMVy1 @michelledanyluk et al.
9/2
2014
@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?
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6/27
2014
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