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[ee-boh-luh, ih-boh-] /iˈboʊ lə, ɪˈboʊ-/
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 of Ebola
after Ebola River, Democratic Republic of the Congo, near which an outbreak of the disease occurred in 1976 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for ebola virus disease

Ebola virus disease

a severe infectious disease characterized by fever, vomiting, and internal bleeding Compare Marburg disease
Word Origin
C20: named after the Ebola river, N Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaïre), where an outbreak occurred in 1976
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Word Origin and History for ebola virus disease



virus, 1976, named for Ebola River valley in Congo, where it first was studied.

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ebola virus disease in Culture
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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