“ONE HEALTH”, a significant international public health/comparative medicine paradigm shift!  Why? How?   “The One Health Initiative is a movement to forge co-equal, all inclusive collaborations between physicians, osteopaths, veterinarians, dentists, nurses and other scientific-health and environmentally related disciplines, including the American Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Nurses Association, American Association of Public Health Physicians, the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) and many others worldwide”.  The One Health concept was embraced in an historic comprehensive American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) task force report which essentially remains a valid, contemporary roadmap for establishing and implementing the One Health approach nationally and internationally.  Incorporated therein was the establishment of an implementing One Health Commission To demonstrate the momentum of the One Health movement to date, note that the World Veterinary Association and the World Medical Association will be holding a first ever landmark One Health collaborative conference in Madrid, Spain May 21-22, 2015   FINAL WVA/WMA Conference agenda - May 13, 2015   Out of a multitude of One Health achievement examples during the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, see the extraordinary tip of the iceberg below:   These include public health and comparative medicine issues such as Heart Disease, Cancer, Orthopedic Disease, Anesthesiology, Obesity, Parasitic Diseases, Tuberculosis, Global Infectious Disease, Influenza,  Human Hepatitis C virus, Tickborne Diseases, Food Safety, Hendra virus vaccine, Aspergillus felis, Immunizations (vaccinations), Lou Gehrig’s Disease,  Ebola, Antibiotic Use and Resistance, Staphylococcus resistant infections, Environmental health Policymaking, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever viruses, Renderpest, Emergency/Disaster preparedness and many others. SEE: