and Recorded Impacts
of Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever
Dr. Pierre Formenty
About Dr. Pierre Formenty
Pierre Formenty, DVM, MPH
World Health Organization (WHO)
Emerging and Dangerous Pathogens Team
Alert and Response Operations Office
Department of Communicable Diseases Surveillance and Response (CDS/CSR)
Dr. Formenty has been working for the World Health Organization
(WHO) since January 1996. He is currently the WHO focal point and
coordinator for the following viral zoonotic diseases: Ebola, Marburg,
Rift valley fever, Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever, Nipah and Monkey
pox. He is a field epidemiologist specialized in Public Health (infectious
diseases surveillance and outbreak response) and in Medical Virology
with special focus on viral haemorrhagic fever (notably Ebola virus).
He is also a Veterinary Officer, specialized in virology and epidemiology
for domestic and wild animals. He has more than fifteen years' experience
in tropical animal pathology and tropical medicine.
Research interests: Viral emerging zoonosis, viral haemorrhagic
fevers, ecological studies, epidemiological studies, Ebola, Marburg,
Rift valley fever, Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever, Lassa fever,
Monkey pox, Rabies, SARS animal, Climate change and emerging diseases.