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Ten Years of Important documented One Health highlights...still valid today: ONLY Tip-of-the-Iceberg! - Tuesday, January 09, 2018

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Ten years of Important documented One Health highlights...still valid today: ONLY Tip-of-the-Iceberg!

Editor’s note: By definition, “In a jury trial, a directed verdict is an order from the presiding judge to the jury to return a particular verdict. Typically, the judge orders a directed verdict after finding that no reasonable jury could reach a decision to the contrary.” 

The following, in addition to other documented examples [and many others in numerous publications], including endorsements of One Health/One Health Approach by a large cadre of reputable national and international individuals, organizations and institutions &, would likely lead most, if not all, presiding judges to issue a directed verdict in favor of One Health/One Health Approach implementation forthwith!


September 2017:

MOST RECENT, SEE Renowned Physician Interventional Cardiologist Endorses One Health Concept


August 2016: Former director, Center for Veterinary Medicine, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, speaks at Library of Congress discussing (about 56 minutes) interconnections of human and animal health with environmental health.   Pointed out was that no one discipline or sector of society has enough knowledge and resources to prevent the emergence or resurgence of diseases in today's globalized world. This "One Health" concept is a worldwide strategy for expanding interdisciplinary collaborations and communications in all aspects of health care for humans, animals, and the environment


October 2015: Hudson Institute Report NATIONAL BLUEPRINT FOR BIODEFENSE:

Report in full:

TABLE 1: RECOMMENDATIONS AND ACTION ITEMS Integrate animal health and One Health approaches into biodefense strategies.

Recommendation 7a Institutionalize One Health. ... III. RECOGNIZING AND INSTITUTIONALIZING THE ONE HEALTH CONCEPT See pages 19 & 20

“...A One Health approach can also inform priorities for human infectious diseases. When it became clear in 2014 that no countermeasures for Ebola were ready for the largest Ebola outbreak the world had ever seen, many policy conversations that followed were about priorities. We must have a means of determining what to fund with finite resources. The threats and risks among agents of both bioterror and emerging infectious diseases are equally serious. MTDs have been very important for the prioritization of activities around biodefense, yet there is no analogous prioritization system for emerging diseases....”


December 2014: “The business case for One Health” - Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research 81(2), 6 pages – Open Access


September 2013: Visionary landmark article Vaccines against diseases transmitted from animals to humans: A one health paradigm” by medical virologist and vaccinologist physician notes principles of utilizing the One Health approach, i.e. multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary collaborations between animal health and human health industries and regulators can definitely help develop immunization products for such purposes.  gives reasonable guidelines to make it happen sooner rather than later. Examples: including West Nile, brucellosis, Escherichia coli, O157:H7, rabies, Rift Valley fever, Venezuelan equine encephalitis, Hendra virus, Mycobacterium bovis, and Lyme disease. Indeed, another September 2013 publication was published that discussed the dramatic food safety potential for using a vaccine in cattle to protect against human foodborne illness caused by E. coli, O157


November 2012: American Association of Public Health Physicians (AAPHP) President Endorses One Health and


November 2011: National League of Cities - Adopted [One Health Resolution] at the 2011 Congress of Cities


January 2010: ILAR Journal, 2010, Volume 51 Number 3, “One Health: The Intersection of Humans, Animals, and the Environment”: ;


June 2009: Orthopedic Surgeons (a veterinarian and physician) Research Creative Hip and Knee replacements for Dogs and Humans Together -

One Health in ACTION!  Orthopedic Surgeons (a veterinarian and physician) Research Creative Hip and Knee Replacements for Dogs and Humans Together


March 2008: Classic relevant One Health PowerPoint slides at ICEID meeting in Atlanta, GA...from a co-founder One Health Initiative team & website, an eminent virologist and vaccinologist

Editor’s addendum:  Please see

American Association of Public Health Physicians (AAPHP) President Endorses One Health - Monday, November 26, 2012

American Association of Public Health Physicians (AAPHP) President Endorses One Health


"Babies born today will be 88 years old in 2100.  Will we leave them a healthy planet with a diversity of species of animals and sufficient food sources?  At current usage rates, the fossil fuels that developed nations use to fill basic needs (food production, transportation, and housing) for approximately one billion people will likely be depleted.  With climate change, we also face human and animal health challenges from spreading insect vectors, and increasingly hostile habitats for many of the plants, animals and fish we currently depend upon for food.  Evolving pathogenic microbes remain a constant threat.   No one discipline can solve these problems. We must work together.  The One Health Initiative can help make a better future for our children and is very much needed.” 


Provided to the One Health Initiative website November 22, 2012 by:


Virginia Dato, MD, MPH, FACPM, FAAP


American Association of Public Health Physicians (AAPHP)

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Note: The American Association of Public Health Physicians (AAPHP) and Dr. Dato are listed on the One Health Initiative website’s Supporter page Laura H. Kahn, a physician, is a longstanding member of AAPHP and a founding member of the:

One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team: Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP ▪ Bruce Kaplan, DVM ▪ Thomas P. Monath, MD ▪ Jack Woodall, PhD ▪ Lisa A. Conti, DVM, MPH

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