[ 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.
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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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British Dictionary definitions for ebola virus disease
Ebola virus disease
/ (iːˈbəʊlə) /
a severe infectious disease characterized by fever, vomiting, and internal bleedingCompare Marburg disease
Word Origin for Ebola virus disease
C20: named after the Ebola river, N Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaïre), where an outbreak occurred in 1976
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Cultural definitions for ebola virus disease
[ (i-boh-luh) ]
notes for Ebola
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