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Ebola

(ĭ-bō′lə, ĕb′ō-lä)
n.
1. A filovirus that causes disease in humans and nonhuman primates and spreads through contact with bodily fluids of infected people and animals. Bats are thought to be the host reservoir for the virus. Also called Ebola virus.
2. An acute, usually fatal form of hemorrhagic fever that is caused by this virus and is characterized by fever, headache, muscle pain, vomiting, diarrhea, and bleeding, especially from the mucous membranes and gastrointestinal tract. Also called Ebola disease, Ebola hemorrhagic fever, Ebola virus disease.

Ebola,

river in Zaire, Africa.
Ebola hemorrhagic fever - Synonym(s): Ebola virus
Ebola virus - filovirus discovered in 1976, level 4 pathogen; severity of illness can run from mild to fatal in host. Synonym(s): Ebola hemorrhagic fever
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Also, the time between exposure to the virus and the onset of Ebola fever's flulike symptoms and internal hemorrhaging is 7 to 21 days.
He said the Ebola fever, which broke out in Gabon in central Africa in 2000, was traced to a hunting community that got into contact with a dead monkey.
By Saturday, the Health Ministry reported that Ebola fever had killed 71 people, with 205 cases recorded since the outbreak was announced, and the numbers of deaths and new cases are increasing day by day.
In honor of the creative genius that imagined Ebola fever long before the infection was recognized, the particular strain that causes red death might be named Ebola-Poe.
It would hardly be surprising but then my mind had gone through the range of possible diseases from heartburn to Ebola fever whilst briefly flirting with legionnaires' disease.
Ebola fever had broken out not far away, and they had the opportunity to leave the district, but decided not to, even when the doctor in charge of a hospital had contracted the disease and died.
Unlike people who've bested viral diseases such as smallpox and measles, survivors of Ebola fever don't have many antibodies against the virus in their blood, and the few they have seem ineffective.
Chief State Sanitary Physician of the Russian Federation Anna Popova made a report on a contribution of BRICS countries to ensure global health safety and told to Civil BRICS forum participants about contemporary issues, caused by infectious threats, including topical issues on control of Ebola fever and prevention of new coronavirus spreading.
An evaluation of the possibility of Ebola fever specific prophylaxis in baboons (Papio hamadryas).
MORE than 40 people have died in an outbreak of Ebola fever in Uganda.
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A separate section of the declaration adopted by the leaders in Ufa is dedicated to the strengthening of the international system for identification and response to outbreaks of dangerous diseases, and combating Ebola fever. In particular, the Heads of States committed themselves to do all necessary to support the efforts aimed at overcoming the emergency and long-term systemic problems, and difficulties in terms of preparedness and response to infectious threats at the national, regional and global levels.