Ebola fever

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Noun1.Ebola fever - a severe and often fatal disease in humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys and chimpanzees) caused by the Ebola virus; characterized by high fever and severe internal bleeding; can be spread from person to person; is largely limited to Africa
haemorrhagic fever, hemorrhagic fever, VHF, viral haemorrhagic fever, viral hemorrhagic fever - a group of illnesses caused by a viral infection (usually restricted to a specific geographic area); fever and gastrointestinal symptoms are followed by capillary hemorrhage
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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.
A spokesman said: "The patient sick with Ebola fever died during the night in St Georg Clinic in Leipzig.
EU Ministers of Health, who met on Monday in Milan, focused on measures the EU is applying to tackle the Ebola fever epidemic, affecting some African countries.
Ebola fever can fell its victims within days, causing severe muscle pain, vomiting, diarrhoea and -- in many cases -- unstoppable internal and external bleeding.
Hiyat Salah Khaujali, the Director of the Preparedness and Response to Epidemics in order to stand on the available capabilities and to provide technical support to counter the spread of the disease, Ebola fever disease in the framework of the efforts made in this regard.
The 19 diseases involve as many associated pathogens, including viruses (for AIDS, Ebola fever, hepatitis A and B, measles, mumps, whooping cough, yellow fever) and bacteria (anthrax, botulism, legionellosis, leptospirosis, shigellosis, syphilis, toxic shock syndrome).
Like a victim of Ebola fever, the vital organs of government are ceasing to function.
Some of the major nasties we already know about, like anthrax, BSE, cholera, Ebola fever, hepatitis, lassa fever, legionnaires' disease, meningitis, rabies, smallpox, typhoid and yellow fever.
ZIMBABWE: An Angolan is thought to have died of the highly contagious ebola fever in the resort town of Victoria Falls on Christmas Day.
A one-shot version of a vaccine against Ebola fever provides protection after just 1 month, tests in monkeys show.
Outbreaks of Ebola fever and Marburg disease have occurred in Africa in recent years, resulting in hundreds of deaths.
A three-day international meeting on communicable diseases has warned Africans against eating monkeys because an outbreak of the deadly Ebola fever in 2000 was traced to contact with the carcass of a monkey that had apparently died of unknown causes.