The “One Health 55-word story” The One Health Initiative Team invites and encourages “55-word story” One Health submissions for publication on the One Health Initiative website’s News page, the most widely read page. They must be exactly 55 words, excluding the title. Appropriate 55-word examples of “One Health” in the experience of all health care provider clinicians, biomedical researchers, public health practitioners and health scientists of all One Health disciplines from all nations will be welcomed and considered. No references needed but we will accept up to five if preferred by the author(s). Such a periodic feature provides a venue for many who may not feel they have the data base, expertise, or time to submit a more-traditional manuscript. The One Health grass roots and all others now have an opportunity to express their thoughts. If you are interested in participating, please send your 55-word One Health item to the One Health Initiative website team c/o email@example.com. Following the first one posted on August 14, 2011 by veterinarian, Ronald D. Warner, DVM, MPVM, PhD (and originator of this idea)—we had two more One Health “55-word story[s]” submitted August 24, 2011 by Jennifer Thornton, CVT: 1. RABIES STRIKES WOMAN AND DOG A woman who had been bitten by a rabid dog in Haiti died in a New Jersey hospital in July of 2011. CDC officials are investigating the case. Two close family members were advised to seek medical attention for post-exposure prophylaxis. Although person-to-person transmission of rabies has not ever been documented it is theoretically possible. 2. PROTECTING MY KIDS BY PROTECTING MY PETS I am a veterinary technician; wife and a mother of 5. We live in rural New Jersey where ectoparasites and potential zoonoses lurk on and in wildlife. I protect my kids from most harmful parasites like ticks, tapeworm, roundworm, hookworm, by keeping up to date with our pet’s parasite preventive – killing the bugs with one stone. ______________________________________________________________ “I have always believed that the correlation between human and animal health was interdependent. I am glad to discover that there are many others that feel the same. Thanks for the opportunity to share.” Jennifer Thornton, CVT, Marketing Manager Regional Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center 4250 Route 42, Turnersville, NJ 08012 (USA) WWW.REGIONALVET.COM Jennifer Thornton is a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) with diverse interests in many areas of canine and feline medicine including disease prevention, nutrition, behavior, trauma, illness management, wellness, pain management and anesthesia with the strongest areas of focus being emergency and critical care nursing. Aside from veterinary clinical practice Jennifers academic background includes teaching veterinary assistance at the Burlington County Institute for Technology and studies in human nursing at Montclair State University. Currently pursuing a degree in Business Administration with emphasis in Marketing, Jennifers role at Regional is to showcase the many ways that Regional Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center provides exemplary care with the highest standards in companion animal health.