The virus killed more than 8,000 people last year, affected more than 20,000 and travelled different parts of the world including the US.
The WHO has declared it a public health emergency of international concern.
Carroll said the Ebola epidemic in West Africa underscored that “when weakness in one country’s health system are ignored or underestimated the health security of the globe is at risk”.
He suggested global partnership for health security.
Dr Carroll was presenting a keynote during the inauguration of the ‘One Health Bangladesh’s three-day annual conference on Sunday.
Most of the emerging diseases like the Ebola, MERS, avian influenza, and pandemic influenza spread from animals or birds. So it calls for a concerted effort among the relevant departments to fight off a new disease, according to the paper.
For example, he said, to prevent anthrax in human, cattle must be prevented from the bacteria that means both animal and human health departments must work together.
“This is like working together in a system to solve problems,” Prof Nitish Chandra Debnath, Coordinator of One Health Bangladesh, said.
The USAID special representative said the recently launched ‘Global Health Security Agenda’ provided a framework for “global partnership” for keeping the world “safe and secure from infectious disease threats”.
“The hallmark of this is its commitment to a multi-sectoral or one health approach that unites animal health specialists, medical professionals and environmentalists in a common effort,” he said.
The conference is themed on ‘transforming the one health agenda to a one health movement in Bangladesh’.
The conference has brought together government officials, experts, and scientists of the health, environment and forest, and livestock ministries.
Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammed Nasim inaugurated the conference where secretaries to these ministries were present along with the UN representatives.
Nasim was upset by the lack of coordination among the ministries.
“We heard about drive against the use of formalin in food. But we (health ministry) had not been informed (officially) about that drive,” he said, giving an example.
“We must collaborate and cooperate,” he said as he believed one health was “a good idea”.
The minister said the government had finalised a strategy to this end.
USAID special representative Carroll said Ebola epidemic reflected the “importance” of one health movement and global security.
He said the emergence and spread of Ebola, avian influenza, SARS, pandemic influenza raised “serious public health, economic as well as global security and development concerns”.
Those new diseases, he said, highlighted that “when we fail to have in place multisectoral core competencies for prevention, early detection and control even a limited spill over of a novel pathogen from animals into humans can quickly spread and have global consequence