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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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Special issue on burden of illness estimates for gastroenteritis in 7 Carribean countries http://t.co/4cpdwXpZm4
Is Case-Chaos Methodology an Appropriate Alternative to Case-Control Studies for Investigating Outbreaks? http://t.co/Kcaioqhzrv
Lovely graphic visualizing antibiotic resistance. http://t.co/jDw0fVC77K (I find the E. coli line misleading though)
@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
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
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
Ah, summer, the season for sun, sand, and public swimming pool crypto outbreaks... http://t.co/I9bweHQ65f
We need more studies like this MLST typing of Campylobacter jejuni in geese & comparison to human types http://t.co/XNRCHf1bcj
"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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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
@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
@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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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.
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
@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
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
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.
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.
@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/mAy74EMl4hIf you're into strategic tabletop gaming, mining, and/or helping out my friends, please check out Copper Country: https://t.co/k4lL6oApQ5Florida facing threat from two #mosquito-borne diseases: #dengue & #chikungunya http://t.co/SQymxa5Ad7 cc: @biteofamosquito
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Study Finds When Hospital Personnel are Vaccinated, Community Flu Rates Fall http://t.co/2SFp2VEIwi
Retweeted by Michael Batz@bugcounter "Hey kid, get off my lawn, and uh, stop masturbating in the compost!""Man with manure fetish jailed for eight-year vendetta against farmer who banned him rolling naked in cowpats." http://t.co/6AoDCHtPmw
Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome could be associated w/ livestock husbandry in Changchun, China http://t.co/IUmdf1N0tCWhat? http://t.co/ftZqY6jpKk
Retweeted by Michael BatzI just tried to carbonate an empty sodastream bottle so yeah I’m totally on my game today.
"It’s not a random act. Something happened. Either the system they have failed or [...] wasn’t good enough." http://t.co/JHsqev8qOiThe rise of Staph aureus skin & soft tissue hospitalizations & associated costs, U.S. 2001-2009: http://t.co/nnr9GtbNa9Wastewater Treatment Plants Release Large Amounts of ESBL–Producing E. coli Into the Environment http://t.co/hipPTJtnj3
Ten Global Hotspots for the Neglected Tropical Diseases by @PeterHotez http://t.co/Xir2DXRmbwCDC review of role of food in hospital-acquired listeriosis http://t.co/Y1oGQVDMMi
Nifty molecular epi study finds separate but overlapping domestic & wild cycles of Toxoplasma gondii transmission http://t.co/qEUCD2AQmQTerrific deep dive on epidemiology of Salmonella Enteritidis in England and Wales over last 65 years http://t.co/A2Tq1mF0C9
AMR is "testimony to the wonderful design God gave bacteria, master adapters & survivors in a sin-cursed world." o_O http://t.co/GzKsgfCGYmExcellent, brief explanation RT @aetiology: Follow-up to prev post--what's the harm in ag-use #antibiotics? http://t.co/ykv8hxEBO0Aww yisss! Kickstarter: "Bring Reading Rainbow Back for Every Child, Everywhere" by LeVar Burton & Reading Rainbow http://t.co/Ro1yLYnliQ@ainzlie @bugcounter So many software packages, each with their own charms. I've never used Sigmaplot, though.@ainzlie Individual fucking textboxes for every fucking one.Interesting scoping review on methods/data for estimating costs of foodborne illness http://t.co/bV1wzHuBcCCook’s Illustrated on “proper temping” a chicken w/ digital tip sensitive thermometer #citizenfoodsafety http://t.co/dsSW72GuQV
"gross contamination of an open wound with squirrel flesh is an unreported event" http://t.co/RtDfYiuRMA
@michelledanyluk @bugcounter @benjaminchapman I explained to LJH that she should tweet while downloading but not listening to podcasts
@feedbin Starred items sorted by folder? YUSSS! THANK YOU!
Gonna invent a thermometer that reads "piping hot" over 165F RT @barfblog: Forget piping hot use a thermometer http://t.co/B6kkTNrgXmHow does a study become an internet meme? Check out our MRSA CAFO study use by @pewtrusts Supermoms Against Superbugs http://t.co/HEunslZnYi
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BVO is a flame retardant in the same way that water is a flame retardant. Journalism fail. http://t.co/xwdHIeMldf
Retweeted by Michael Batz@benjaminchapman It's an irony that higher rates might mean a better public health system, that's for sure.@benjaminchapman By "totally disagree" I mainly meant w/ the word "must." Something may very well be up, but not enough info to say.@benjaminchapman Also, see wide Campy variation across US sites: http://t.co/zgr3IzdWWH@benjaminchapman Higher reported rates of disease might actually reflect better reporting from hospitals, locals, etc.@benjaminchapman Main thing is that surveillance/reporting differences can easily explain geographic diffs (w/in Canada and w/ US).@benjaminchapman Totally disagree that "something must be up" w/ BC rate. Lots of explanations, mostly on surveillance side.
@barfblog Thanks, man. I can roll with the Tragically Hip. I can handle that.Disease-outcome trees, EQ-5D scores, and estimated annual losses of quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) for 14… http://t.co/C2js8LKdBj
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