Ebola

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E·bo·la

 (ĭ-bō′lə, ĕ-, ē-)
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.

[After the Ebola River in northwest Democratic Republic of the Congo, where the disease was first observed.]
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Noun1.Ebola - 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
Translations

Ebola

[iːˈbəʊlə] Nébola m
the Ebola virusel virus ébola

Ebola

, Ebola virus
n (Med) → Ebola-Virus nt or m, → Eboloavirus nt or m
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For these reasons, different case definitions have been developed for EVD, depending on the Ebolavirus species and the goals of surveillance.
In addition, lower vaccine doses should be considered when boosting individuals with pre-existing antibodies to Ebolavirus glycoprotein, a finding that has emerged after the vaccine was tested in a country that has experienced Ebola virus outbreaks in the past.
We find this area of risk assessment to be particularly vital because of the preponderance of questions that remain about how long Ebolavirus can survive outside the body," Haas said.
The Ebolavirus genus includes five species (Sudan, Zaire, Bundibugyo, Tai Forest, and Reston virus), and the geographical distribution of these species along separate river basins is inconsistent with a highly mobile source.
Earlier studies in nonhuman primates demonstrated that ZMapp had strong antiviral activity and prevented death when administered as late as five days after experimental infection with Zaire ebolavirus.
Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is an infection caused by a virus of the family Filoviridae, genus Ebolavirus.
En la actualidad se conocen cinco especies del genero ebola virus: Zaire ebolavirus, Sudan ebolavirus, Reston ebolavirus, Tai Forest ebolavirus y Bundibugyo ebolavirus, de los cuales Reston ebolavirus es originario de Asia y no de Africa y es el unico que hasta el momento no es patogeno en humanos (2, 5).
Reston virus (RESTV), fifth virus of genus Ebolavirus cause disease in other primates.
In silico characterization and investigation of putative promoter motifs in ebolavirus genome.
The CDC took the unconventional approach after coming under fire for its slow response to the Ebolavirus advice outbreak several years ago.
Both vaccines target a protein made by Zaire ebolavirus, the virus that raged through West Africa in 2014 and early 2015, killing more than 11,000 people (SN: 12/27/14, p.
Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a hemorrhagic fever in the viral family Filoviridae, genus Ebolavirus.