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Lest We Forget: A Doctor's Experience with Life and Death During the Ebola Outbreak

Two years ago I posted in my blog this question: Should you still care about Ebola now that the outbreak is over?

I received the author copy of my book debut, Lest We Forget: A Doctor’s Experience with Life and Death during the Ebola Outbreak is finally going to be in print and be widely available to the public on October 9, 2018. I’m glad that my story honoring the Ebola patients and the Ebola fighters who put their lives on the line caring for them is finally being told.

Ebola is still lurking. Since then there have been three more outbreaks all in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the third one in the North Kivu area, a conflict zone, is still on-going. To date, there have been 154 cases with 102 deaths. A recent infection was detected roughly 125 miles from the border of Uganda. It is not inconceivable that Ebola could spread to the neighboring countries of Uganda and Rwanda.


“Picking up this book, I was quite unprepared for the gripping, page-turning quality, the deep personal insights, the lyricism, and the candid, heartfelt explorations of fear, courage, love and loss. This is an unforgettable book. A reminder of what contagion is like at its deadliest, and what medicine can be like at its very best." -- Abraham Verghese, author of Cutting For Stone

“A firsthand, eye-opening account of the devastating impact of a infectious disease outbreak, which has the potential to spread worldwide. If you are looking to be inspired by one person’s compassion and desire to help those inflicted with a deadly illness, this is a must read. This is a personal, heartfelt narrative of what it means to be a good global citizen by unselfishly serving those suffering from healthcare disparity and lack of education and proper training while understanding and respecting local culture. Thank you Dr. Kwan Kew Lai for being a voice for those who have suffered." -- Moeen Saleem, MD. Advocate Medical Group, Board of Directors, MedGlobal

Porter Square Books in Cambridge, Massachusetts is holding a book reading and signing event for my Ebola book on October 11 at 7 pm, I hope you and your friends could attend or tell your friends about the book.

If you can’t make it, there is another event in Belmont Books, Belmont, Massachusetts on November 20 at 7 pm.

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There are no walls or barriers to prevent Ebola or other deadly diseases to spread internationally. Lest we forget!

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