Book To Be Published About First US Ebola Victim


The fiancee and family of Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan hope a settlement and a book deal will provide closure after his death and opportunities to bolster his legacy.

Duncan’s fiancee Louise Troh is writing a memoir for release in April. The book “will tell the story of her and her family’s ordeal,” according to her publicist. Troh told The AP it will be a “love story” about meeting Duncan two decades ago in a refugee camp in Ivory Coast while a civil war raged in their home country, Liberia.

Troh, a nursing home assistant said she will use part of her advance for a down payment on a new home.

She’s been living in her daughter’s two-bedroom apartment with nine other people because she’s not been able to find a place to rent since finishing 21 days of quarantine. Troh’s church and Dallas County are also raising money to help her replace household items lost when cleaning crews stripped the apartment where Duncan stayed, incinerating most of the contents.

Many have been critical of the care Duncan received, believing his death was partly due to his race, nationality and lack of insurance.

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