We are excited to announce that a UTMB Health Family Medicine Residency Program alumnus, Dr. Dimple Desai has been in the news lately for her recently published medical thriller, The Lambda Factor.
The story opens as a Category 5 hurricane is projected to make landfall and an evacuation of Galveston Island is well underway. A dedicated staff has been chosen to remain behind for the duration as part of skeleton crew tending those patients who are too ill to be moved.
Galveston and Desai are no strangers to hurricanes, but when an accident at the lab causes a researcher to fall gravely ill with an unidentified fever, the stakes become higher. The Center for Disease Control is contacted and, in turn, alerts the National Guard to a possible outbreak of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever, for which there is no effective vaccine and no cure.