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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.
Origin
after Ebola River, Democratic Republic of the Congo, near which an outbreak of the disease occurred in 1976
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Contemporary definitions for ebola fever
noun

an infectious and often fatal disease marked by fever and internal bleeding, contracted through infected body fluids

Word Origin

after river in Congo where it was discovered

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