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Ebola virus

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noun
  1. a highly contagious virus of the family Filoviridae that causes Ebola, a usually fatal disease.
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ebola virus in Medicine

Ebola virus

(ĭ-bōlə, ĕbə-lə)
n.
  1. An RNA filovirus of African origin that is spread through contact with infected bodily fluids or secretions and causes acute hemorrhagic fever, often leading to death from progressive organ failure.
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ebola virus in Science

Ebola virus

[ĭ-bōlə]
  1. 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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