Ebola Victim's Fiancée Struggles to Rebuild Life

Thomas Duncan Ebola patient
Posted at 5:28 PM, Oct 31, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-31 17:28:00-04

DALLAS (AP) - Louise Troh hoped to be married to Thomas Eric Duncan by now.


Instead, she's grieving after his fatal bout with Ebola and trying to help her family refocus on the future. Neither is easy.


They are trying to replace their personal belongings that were incinerated when authorities decontaminated the apartment where Duncan stayed. Finding a rental home is proving hard, and Troh blames the stigma of Ebola.


She says prospective landlords are treating her "like a foreigner," even though she arrived from Liberia 17 years ago and is now a citizen.


Duncan died Oct. 8 of Ebola at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Troh had taken the Liberian man to the hospital's emergency room on September 26 but he was misdiagnosed with a sinus infection and sent home.

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