Ebola

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Ebola

  1. A river in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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Named after the river, which flowed near the first outbreak of Ebola that was first identified as Ebola. Reports conflict about who initially coined the name: either Karl Johnson of the American Centers for Disease Control[1] or Belgian researchers.[2]

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Ebola (uncountable)

  1. The Ebola virus.
    • 2013 May-June, Katie L. Burke, “In the News”, American Scientist, volume 101, number 3, page 193: 
      Bats host many high-profile viruses that can infect humans, including severe acute respiratory syndrome and Ebola. A recent study explored the ecological variables that may contribute to bats’ propensity to harbor such zoonotic diseases by comparing them with another order of common reservoir hosts: rodents.
  2. Ebola fever.
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  1. ^ July 20, 1995, {{{author}}}, The Hot Zone, page 117:
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  2. ^ "'In 1976 I Discovered Ebola – Now I Fear an Unimaginable Tragedy'", The Observer. Guardian Media Group: 4 October 2014.