Ebola



[ee-boh-luh, ih-boh-] /iˈboʊ lə, ɪˈboʊ-/

noun
1.
Also called Ebola fever, Ebola hemorrhagic fever, Ebola virus disease. a usually fatal disease, a type of hemorrhagic fever, caused by the Ebola virus and marked by high fever, severe gastrointestinal distress, and bleeding.
2.
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n.

virus, 1976, named for Ebola River valley in Congo, where it first was studied.
Ebola [(i-boh-luh)]

A highly lethal virus that causes massive internal hemorrhaging. It is thought that the virus originated in central Africa and was passed to humans from primates.

Note: This virus has been responsible for a greatly increased interest in and vigilance over new, exotic infectious diseases that are at risk of spreading rapidly, given the nature of modern jet transportation and bioterrorism.

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