Jesse Schnall is a final year medical student at Monash University with interests in communicable diseases, antimicrobial resistance and health policy. He studied ethics at the University of Oxford and interned with the World Health Organization’s office at the United Nations in New York. He has written for Developing World Bioethics, The Herald Sun and The Australian Medical Students’ Association.
After a controversial vaccine ban, the government struggles to contain the epidemic.
The world was too slow responding to the 2014–2016 West Africa outbreak and cannot afford to make the same mistake.
Without careful action, the financial cost alone from “superbugs” could eventually eclipse the global economic crisis.
The virus is making a slow comeback in countries once hoped to be free of the disease, making quick action essential.