Fiancee of Ebola victim hopes memoir closes chapter

Associated Press

DALLAS (AP) - The fiancee of the first Ebola victim in the U.S. hopes her memoir provides some resolution to a story that spanned two decades, from Africa to a Dallas hospital.

Louise Troh wrote "My Spirit Took You In" with a former journalist. It will be released next week. Troh tells The Associated Press she finds some comfort in the idea that Thomas Eric Duncan's illness raised awareness in the United States about Ebola.

Duncan was diagnosed with Ebola after finally receiving a visa and coming to see Troh after they'd been apart 15 years. His diagnosis set off a frenzied effort by local and federal officials to contain the disease in the U.S. that was ravaging West Africa.

Troh says she hopes sales of the memoir allow her to return to Liberia and help others.

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