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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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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."@hotdogsladies Amen.Appearance by @DrRichardBesser at @cwru canceled because of Africa #Ebola stigma/fear http://t.co/GVWcqH2rqc
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10/17
2014
Stop reading about Ebola; instead listen to Mic City Sons, the underrated 1996 gem by Elliott Smith's band Heatmiser https://t.co/8lUYeIxDAG@robdelaney @CNN http://t.co/onnoMJfnrh
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10/16
2014
My new favorite blog - Pathogen Perspectives, by a woman who worked in a BSL-4 lab. http://t.co/VvKX4I5yUG @PathogenPhD
Retweeted by Michael BatzWe found some WMDs. They were old and inoperable. And often ours. And they poisoned our troops. And we covered it up. http://t.co/5tHpLHvFTd
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10/15
2014
Some thought-provoking hypotheses from our lab about #Ebola, #Immunity, and possible #Interventions @TheLancet http://t.co/H8EIs2eIuI
Retweeted by Michael BatzThe power of a personal story: "Why I’ll Never Give Raw Milk to My Children Again" http://t.co/uIj5pxrmsB
10/14
2014
NIH Director Francis Collins’ ridiculous “We would have had an #Ebola vaccine if the NIH were fully funded” meme http://t.co/DAOQt7UtZx
Retweeted by Michael BatzThe ppl complaining Obama isn't doing enough to stop Ebola are the ones who slashed CDC budget in half since 2006 http://t.co/s9P8ubuxVm
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10/13
2014
Oh you think your haunted house is scary? You should see how I'm decorating for Global Handwashing Day... http://t.co/0zYiDzA0rOFYI: new USDA/ERS costs of foodborne illness are basically an update of our 2012 study http://t.co/Z4cH4N4E0F http://t.co/auZVSO24ixReally great. Thank you. RT @yearbookoffice: Homecoming: My Year As A Girl by @aliceandstuff http://t.co/esG6zQAK41
10/10
2014
Important: "Trouble at the Koolaid Point" by Kathy Sierra http://t.co/yf6pYY76Kv"But the burning question no one has raised yet is whether Ebola is the Newsweek of halitosis." http://t.co/3EClYwHzDh.@DrJudyStone @eliowa Planet Money did a great piece on the question of Ebola fundraising http://t.co/Vwdrdyp6or
10/8
2014
"Free-living protozoa, including some opportunistic pathogens, are a common and diverse group on dishcloths." http://t.co/24pnEjvIqu
10/7
2014
Toxoplasma gondii can be excreted in goat's milk and survive in fresh cheese. Previously suspected, now proven. http://t.co/KVJIC4bxA9Turns out, 1 in 5 products labeled "gluten free" aren't. Well, according to 78 samples. Still. http://t.co/PfZwmk2BFv
10/6
2014
"You can't go buy extra disease detectives off the shelf much like you can't quickly buy an extra aircraft carrier." http://t.co/zRfhSrl6jP
10/5
2014
Ebola 101, a 9/29 UF/EPI faculty presentation to the Florida Congressional Delegation http://t.co/m5x1iQ4CkSSalmonella source attribution based on microbial subtyping: Does including data on food consumption matter? http://t.co/PaYeRKcbbR
10/3
2014
@ProfCharlesHaas I'm on my RSS feeds like stink on fecal samples.Is blogging or tweeting about research papers worth it? http://t.co/JzbzEVMUFh
Retweeted by Michael Batz.@ProfCharlesHaas et al: Dose–response algorithms for waterborne Pseudomonas aeruginosa folliculitis http://t.co/QuhjB4W8Wd
10/2
2014
Updated: #HIV denial paper in @FrontiersIn journal under review, "statement of concern" by eds http://t.co/a6Oa958wXC
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9/26
2014
@cgpgrey The stroke, or the idea of the person you married turning out to be such a shitbird? For me, both, for sure.@benjaminchapman @bugcounter Dr. Freeze speaks way too fast for 1.5x playback. ★☆☆☆☆The global burden of listeriosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis http://t.co/FHMn3sTQBC
9/25
2014
LOVED THIS. RT @benjaminchapman: Food safety modeling and real life from @bugcounter http://t.co/QSLN5X4j98
9/24
2014
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
8/26
2014
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