Ebola virus


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E•bo′la vi`rus

(ɪˈboʊ lə)
n.
a highly contagious virus of the family Filoviridae that causes hemorrhagic fever, gastrointestinal distress, and often death.
[after Ebola River, Democratic Republic of the Congo, near which virus outbreak occurred in 1976]

E·bo·la virus

(ĭ-bō′lə)
A highly contagious virus that causes fever, bleeding, loss of consciousness, and usually death.
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Noun1.Ebola virus - a filovirus that causes Ebola hemorrhagic fever; carried by animals; can be used as a bioweapon
Filoviridae - a family of threadlike RNA viruses that cause diseases in humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys and chimpanzees)
filovirus - animal viruses belonging to the family Filoviridae
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