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Ebola virus

[ih-boh-luh] /ɪˈboʊ lə/
noun
1.
a highly contagious virus of the family Filoviridae that causes hemorrhagic fever, gastrointestinal distress, and often death.
Origin
after Ebola River, Democratic Republic of the Congo, near which virus outbreak occurred in 1976
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Ebola virus in Medicine

Ebola virus Eb·o·la virus (ěb'ə-lə)
n.
An RNA virus that causes acute, highly fatal hemorrhagic fever that spreads through contact with bodily fluids or secretions of infected persons.

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Ebola virus in Science
Ebola virus
  (ĭ-bō'lə)   
A virus of African origin, belonging to the genus Filovirus, that causes a highly contagious infection characterized by fever, respiratory symptoms, bleeding, and sometimes central nervous system involvement with coma. In many patients there is progressive organ failure leading to death.
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