A One Health issue... Is a serious Emerging Disease Pathogen being under appreciated? A prominent and highly respected biomedical (comparative medicine) disease researcher says yes! *Edward Breitschwerdt, DVM, DACVIM, Professor, Internal Medicine Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center Phone: 919.513.8277 Fax: 919.513.6464 Email: - “From my perspective, it is time for a Bartonella tipping point whereby this emerging pathogen is accorded a higher national (United States) and international research priorities.” Letter to the Editor of Parasites & Vectors Journal- Did Bartonella henselae contribute to the deaths of two veterinarians? Parasites & Vectors 2015, 8:317 doi:10.1186/s13071-015-0920-4 Please read and for more information about the disease “Bartonellosis” see * Dr. Breitschwerdt, a veterinarian, is listed on the One Health Initiative website’s Supporters page