Another case for the One Health approach… U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal - Volume 21, Number 4—April 2015 Dato VM. Lives of a cell: 40 years later, a third interpretation [another dimension]. Emerg Infect Dis [Internet]. 2015 Apr [date cited]. DOI: 10.3201/eid2104.110793 Another Dimension: Lives of a Cell: 40 Years Later, A Third Interpretation By Virginia M. Dato, MD, MPH Author affiliation: Pennsylvania Department of Health, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, (USA)  “... All 3 interpretations of lives of a cell—the once independent lives of a single cell, the many lives (human, animal, bacterium, fungus, virus) of the earth, and the lives of a bacterial cell that travels throughout the earth—strongly suggest a need for multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary collaborations, i.e., “One Health.” The One Health Initiative—One World, One Medicine, One Health—has as its foundation the work of Dr. Thomas and many other great scientists. The One Health vision is to improve (and help save) “the lives of all species—human and animal—through the integration of human medicine, veterinary medicine and environmental science” ( Publicity about recalls may leave the perception that our food supply is riskier than before PulseNet. On the contrary, following the lives of a cell leads to a new understanding of disease mechanisms. As many diverse professionals work together and pool knowledge to develop economical solutions, our food supply becomes safer. This is the “real high technology” that Lewis Thomas described in The Technology of Medicine (7). “When it becomes available it is relatively inexpensive, simple, efficacious, expeditious and easy to deliver”—and is thus One Health in action (8). …” To read complete article see: Note: Dr. Dato is a member of the One Health Initiative team’s Honorary Advisory Board