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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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Ebola haemorrhagic fever in Zaire, 1976: report of an international commission.
Report of an International Commission: Ebola haemorrhagic fever in Zaire, 1976.
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Ebola haemorrhagic fever in Sudan, 1976: report of a WHO/ International Study Team.
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Outbreak(s) of Ebola haemorrhagic fever, Congo and Gabon, October 2001-July 2002.
Outbreak of Ebola haemorrhagic fever, Uganda, August 2000--January 2001.