a highly contagious virus of the family Filoviridae that causes Ebola, a usually fatal disease.
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[ ĭ-bō′lə, ĕb′ə-lə ]
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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[ 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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