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Michael Batz @mbbatz Rock Island, IL

Food safety risk jerk. Probably unshaven. University of Florida Emerging Pathogens Institute.

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FoodNet Canada: Using environmental health officers' opinions to inform the source attribution of enteric disease http://t.co/oLLt8rLFEV
12/18
2014
Survival of Salmonella enterica Typhimurium in Water Amended with Manure http://t.co/AOceGKEJmSHmmm. Don’t remember signing up. Maybe I was drunk? Or just high on life? http://t.co/CV0tS0zhua
12/16
2014
@bugcounter Nope. I had to bail on SRA this year.Speaking Friday at the Consumer Food Safety Education Conference even though Crystal City gives me hives. http://t.co/6Ofzc16vh5A practice-based approach to understanding foodborne disease that originates in the home http://t.co/V4tFZqWs07CDC: Link between polio-like illness and EV-D68 looks likely http://t.co/kVhIqdw0JL
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12/3
2014
Oh man, I love this map of the midwest and the Great Lakes. No borders, just a sea of gorgeous type. http://t.co/Z1coYotJ7B
12/2
2014
Snowpiercer has a lot of good things going for it. Making a lick of sense isn't one of them.Analysis of US Salmonella/beef outbreaks (1973-2011) points to emerging importance of ground beef http://t.co/JvQi2Z617j
12/1
2014
@bugcounter @benjaminchapman Yeah, uh, look, I have a system. It’s a very complicated system. You wouldn’t understand.@bugcounter @benjaminchapman Number one must be half and half.@bugcounter @benjaminchapman Oh you’re right, not in the app but via the web interface when you look at someone’s profile.@benjaminchapman @bugcounter Next time I hope Don reads off my top 5 foods from the app.@bugcounter @benjaminchapman Can’t wait for the next riveting installment of Mike’s Weight Loss & Activity Corner.
11/29
2014
Pictures and stories matter: A persuasive chart showing how persuasive charts are http://t.co/VRIT8cj90t
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11/25
2014
WHO should be commended for posting downloadable distrct-level Ebola data from sitreps AND patient databases https://t.co/0qc8zxSzZE
11/21
2014
Sad. Our zoo lost eight wallabies to toxoplasmosis. http://t.co/79qox25a8rAre physicians prepared to diagnose and treat Chagas disease in the US? http://t.co/xlussmNQQK @thebodyhorrors http://t.co/JDshmk97UN
Retweeted by Michael BatzOutbreaks Associated with Cantaloupe, Watermelon, and Honeydew in the United States, 1973–2011 http://t.co/Ecbv0LZy1i
11/20
2014
@bugcounter In my old job, I filed away printouts of journal articles I wanted to read and then never read them.@bugcounter I’m unemployed. OK, not really. Really, I enter journal articles I want to read into a reference manager & then never read them.Papers, um, just papers, uh, you know, uh, my papers, business papers. http://t.co/m67AelsM9Y"What is this thing called science?" Just got wind of an interesting-looking online science quarterly... http://t.co/gOP895xd65Learn all about CR's arsenic "findings" on Dr. Oz today, where the discussion will not be too "complex" or "academic" or "helpful.""While past reports on [arsenic] by [Consumer Reports] and others have been complex and academic..." HAHAHAHA good one, CR press release.
11/18
2014
Open qPCR, a $1500 open-source real-time PCR thermocycler https://t.co/rdDeCzLPtkTime-series analysis of Campylobacter incidence in Switzerland / strong association w/ prevalence in broilers http://t.co/W0dcYrYG7b
11/17
2014
20 years after Jack in the Box, foodborne illnesses still an issue http://t.co/m6UJQ3qOcV
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11/15
2014
@MCBazacoPhD Nice. I need to string up some seasonal ESLBs (extended spectrum light bulbs).Can someone do a systematic review on comics about meta-analyses? n=1? http://t.co/kzsLjB0dl3Just put up a giant MRSA inflatable for the front yard to observe "Get Smart About Antibiotics Week" http://t.co/lLz2G6sku8@bugcounter “smells like beard”@bugcounter No, I haven’t but I need some convincing. Last two had to be tossed.
11/14
2014
@bugcounter Stinks worse than one of them Contigo travel coffee mugs.My sodastream is adding foot flavor to my water. Not good. Not good at all.Systematic review finds insufficient data to generate pooled estimates for post-salmonellosis chronic sequelae http://t.co/7jsLZXMHnK@monteiro New from A Book Apart, Strengthsfinder 3.0 http://t.co/j1KCWcCpm3Apparently all I want to listen to anymore is anthemic electronic pop nonsense. SO BE IT. http://t.co/7OdZbtso2W@fubini I think you mean *zephyring* in a cluster. Or *editing .signature files* in a cluster. Or *sleeping* in a cluster.I got my flu shot on Monday. I got rear-ended on 270 today. Coincidence? I THINK NOT! #DrOzTweets #FEMACoffins #VaccinesCauseCarAccidents
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11/13
2014
A Quantitative Prioritisation of Human and Domestic Animal Pathogens in Europe http://t.co/LeREgelrJmPrioritizing Zoonoses: A Proposed One Health Tool for Collaborative Decision-Making http://t.co/FQci97JVfI
11/12
2014
It’s Holiday Bullshit time! https://t.co/TVs17IVq38 Last year, my December was filled with joyful weirdness by mail. $15 is a steal.
Retweeted by Michael Batz@bugcounter Oh, and happy birthday!@bugcounter I always feel jealous when something great is published anywhere and I didn't get to write it. ;)Interesting work by #UF colleagues on reducing Vibrio in seawater and live oysters using chitosan microparticles http://t.co/p6f18xeIAw
11/10
2014
@hotdogsladies Too many, too many, too manyRereading "Hypothetical Fears & Quantitative Risk Analysis" by Chauncey Starr (2001). Still full of insight/ideas. http://t.co/fvgdl9eqt9The Impact Factor of journals converting from subscription to open access - BioMed Central blog http://t.co/3saMgQ5Nmh
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11/7
2014
@bugcounter I said vibrating recliners, not reclining vibrators.Amazon needs to stop releasing all these garbage tech products and just skip ahead to the part where they make vibrating recliners.@ainzlie Just load up healthmap on your phone and avoid the dots. Fun!@ainzlie So you're going to Florida then?@bugcounter Public health & drs point at ag. Vets & ag point at drs & patients. Uh, guys, it's probably ALL of you/us!@bugcounter It's just sad. That is a LOT of very smart people who are just going to end up parroting the AVMA party line.Oh great an antibiotics-in-ag "task force" exclusively comprised of people on the animal health side of the issue. http://t.co/K1oE9OaxoI
11/6
2014
@barfblog hey thanks for the tip o’ the hat.Interesting systematic review of reverse zoonotic disease (zooanthroponosis) - humans infecting animals. http://t.co/ur65lIh9c9
11/5
2014
@johnroderick The Wurst You Can Do Is Ham Tour. Sorry #notsorry
11/3
2014
Uh-oh. This scientific science drawing does not look good http://t.co/MZjmGXu0MQ
Retweeted by Michael Batz@bugcounter @benjaminchapman Punk in 2014 is totally corporate. But I'd probably go with Leaky Chicken Parts.@benjaminchapman @bugcounter Man, I was good. So fast. Expert bagger. Superfresh knew they had someone special.@benjaminchapman @bugcounter I think everywhere. When I cashiered at a grocery store (~91-94) it was just like wet gross saran wrap.@benjaminchapman @bugcounter Also, meat packaging has improved. They leak a LOT less than they used to. Bet risks have dropped.@benjaminchapman @bugcounter Like all of this stuff, most of the time it's like don't worry and then sometimes you're like WOAH WOAH STOP@bugcounter @benjaminchapman Fully agree, but I HAVE seen people throw (unbagged) produce onto a belt with visible chicken juice.
10/30
2014
Best thing of the week: via @neatorama - Delicious Popsicles Shaped Like Deadly Microorgamisms http://t.co/USMdUSkMzV h/t Owen White
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10/27
2014
@phylogenomics Very popular, that one. More popular than my other daughter, Rubella.@phylogenomics Yeah, well I thought naming my kid Ebola was a good idea...You cannot get it on a train You cannot get it in the rain You cannot get it from a ball You cannot hardly get it at all. #EbolaForDummies
Retweeted by Michael BatzResearchers use toys, social media to raise awareness of #norovirus: http://t.co/FPLm6FfnTB #scicomm http://t.co/ban0uYyy0o
Retweeted by Michael Batz@phylogenomics I think you hit on it in the first paragraph: The Future of Scholarly Communication (FOSC). "Innovating" is overused.Interesting surveillance data showing seasonal circulation of EV-D68 in Netherlands since 2010 http://t.co/TasEsyObmi
10/24
2014
@ainzlie Tell me about it. My university just paid the idiotic Food Babe $15k to spout her dangerous anti-science garbage to our students."The more you plead for facts, & the more enthusiastically I provide them, the more you disregard that very evidence" http://t.co/UnpZQxiPPZ4:50 AM is a new low you rotten dirtbags, oh I mean good morning my lovely children.
10/23
2014
@bugcounter never heard it.The Flaming Lips Sgt Peppers cover record is gutsy and riveting and majestic and I never want to hear it again. http://t.co/UHAermcXPLFor your next planning meeting: http://t.co/x042NKqG9Z
Retweeted by Michael Batz@ShipLives @benjaminchapman My fault for confusing mass of papers. MMWR is direct cite, but MMWR cites EID article. Either one will do.@hbottemiller @benjaminchapman @ShipLives Also, MMWR article linked in left sidebar, but not at bottom of page. http://t.co/HQiMfCZoD7@hbottemiller @benjaminchapman @ShipLives But you are RIGHT that CDC should have this info linked via the Vital Signs page.@hbottemiller @benjaminchapman @ShipLives I think 20m is from diff CDC study; meta-analysis by Hall et al http://t.co/zNNWfSaDqX@hbottemiller @benjaminchapman @ShipLives For details, see Appendix 1 of "major pathogens" paper: http://t.co/yi5CawWJx3@hbottemiller @benjaminchapman @ShipLives 3/3 99% assumed domestically acquired; based on Noro outbreaks, 26% assumed foodborne.@hbottemiller @benjaminchapman @ShipLives 2/3 11% of AGI assumed to be Noro based on ave of studies in Netherlands, Wales, and Australia.@hbottemiller @benjaminchapman @ShipLives 1/3 Based on FoodNet pop surveys, rate of overall acute gastrointestinal infection (AGI).@hbottemiller @benjaminchapman @ShipLives Scallan estimates of 5m+ are for domestically acquired foodborne noro only. Math to follow.
10/22
2014
A short article on my recent work in The Gambia - http://t.co/wxuJ0VZ1U2. What are others' challenges in food safety development?
Retweeted by Michael Batz@MCBazacoPhD @benjaminchapman Your morning soundtrack https://t.co/ikLxHE89cqPlease DON'T send your home berries for parent sponsored snack. Too many nap-times disrupted by wild dreams and purple vomit.
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10/21
2014
Yes! "The Hot Zone" and the mythos of #Ebola. Fantastic post by @aetiology http://t.co/MrjLcsHDVTAww Siri. I take back every mean thing I’ve ever said about you. http://t.co/7vdAEwCD7y (NYT)
Retweeted by Michael BatzChili's cook fired for shirtless Facebook photos. Fantastic. Oh and he raps, too. Winner! http://t.co/e2frihifCv
10/20
2014
Made this lentil stew with sweet potatoes tonight. No “totalitarian vegetables” involved. http://t.co/AUNwdOPVCBCan’t make lentils without thinking of The Young Ones. https://t.co/YiLSqMJUkp
10/18
2014
Can you imagine how useful @cnn would have been during the Salem witch trials. Yeah, me neither.That is the opening line to this lovely ditty http://t.co/yLb1fBnoPM"I put my wallet through the wash, because I am a genius, and not an ambulatory sack of Silly Putty with hair and glasses and neuroses."
10/17
2014
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