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Louisiana state epidemiologist dies; he guided state through West Nile, H1N1, more - The Advocate

Louisiana state epidemiologist dies; he guided state through West Nile, H1N1, more - The Advocate

Louisiana state epidemiologist dies; he guided state through West Nile, H1N1, more - The Advocate

Posted: 14 Apr 2020 12:28 PM PDT

Dr. Raoult Ratard, Louisiana's state epidemiologist who'd spent more than two decades working in public health, died Monday morning in the midst of the worst epidemic to hit Louisiana in decades.

Ratard worked for the state's Office of Public Health for 26 years, charting the spread of viruses and diseases in the state and guiding the state's handling of a number of past outbreaks.

He had been contributing to the state's response to the deadly COVID-19 outbreak but wasn't leading that effort, a Louisiana Department of Health spokesman said.

The health department declined to answer questions about what caused his death.

"Dr. Ratard was an exceptional public health professional and was a mentor to many within the Department of Health," said Kevin Litten, a spokesman for the agency.

Gov. John Bel Edwards noted that Ratard had "guided our state through public health responses to West Nile virus, H1N1, Ebola preparation, response to the amoeba Naegleria fowleri and a significant number of environmental and toxicology issues throughout the state."

Ratard served as an adjunct professor at LSU Health School of Public Health in New Orleans in addition to his work as state epidemiologist, where he was tasked with charting how infectious diseases spread within populations.

Ratard earned his medical degree from the University of Paris Medical School in France in 1968. He went on to receive master's degrees from LSU Medical Center and Tulane University's School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, both in 1976.

During his 43-year career in public health, Ratard helped lead efforts to contain disease outbreaks in other states and abroad, including combating Ebola in Mali, leprosy in Texas, tuberculosis in North Carolina, schistosomiasis in Cameroon and malaria in the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu.

"Dr. Ratard had an incredible understanding of the way illness spread, and he was a mentor to many of us within the Office of Public Health," Deputy Assistant Secretary Beth Scalco said. "We are lucky to have known Dr. Ratard and to have learned from him. His legacy will continue through the work that we do each day for Louisiana."


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