Ebola fever

Main Entry:  Ebola fever
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  an infectious and often fatal disease marked by fever and internal bleeding, contracted through infected body fluids
Etymology:  after river in Congo where it was discovered
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ebola fever

a severe and often fatal disease in humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys and chimpanzees) caused by the Ebola virus; characterized by high fever and severe internal bleeding; can be spread from person to person; is largely limited to Africa [syn: Ebola hemorrhagic fever
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