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Ebola

Line breaks: Ebola fever
Pronunciation: /iːˈbəʊlə
 
, əˈbəʊlə
 
/

Definition of Ebola in English:

noun

[mass noun]
An infectious and frequently fatal disease marked by fever and severe internal bleeding, spread through contact with infected body fluids by a filovirus ( Ebola virus), whose normal host species is unknown: he developed symptoms similar to those of Ebola and sought medication at the hospital an outbreak of Ebola fever in the country may have killed up to 36 people
More example sentences
  • A severe haemorrhagic fever akin to Ebola, the Marburg virus spreads on contact with body fluids such as blood, urine, excrement, vomit and saliva.
  • And the most devastating infection in the world is not Ebola or Lyme disease, West Nile virus or even HIV, but tuberculosis.
  • Then came Herpes simplex, Hepatitis B and C, HIV, Ebola, West Nile virus, and others.

Origin

1976: named after a river in the Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), near which the disease was first observed.

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