- 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.
- Ebola virus.
Origin of Ebola
after Ebola River, Democratic Republic of the Congo, near which an outbreak of the disease occurred in 1976
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Examples from the Web for ebola
While public interest in Ebola continues to dwindle, the epidemic itself continues to soar.
With Ebola still raging in West Africa, the race to find a vaccine is heating up.
The next phase of the trial consists of vaccinating Ebola workers on the front lines.
The need for an Ebola vaccine in West Africa has never been greater.
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Word Origin and History for ebola
virus, 1976, named for Ebola River valley in Congo, where it first was studied.
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