- A river in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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 or Belgian researchers.
- 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.
- Ebola fever.
- (virus): filovirus