Ebola fever

An extremely contagious and often fatal illness caused by the Ebola virus, characterised by fever and internal bleeding, contracted through infected body fluids.

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  • Ebola fever — noun 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 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ebola Fever — noun see Ebola …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Ebola fever — [i: bəʊlə, ə bəʊlə] noun an infectious and generally fatal viral disease marked by fever and severe internal bleeding. Origin 1976: named after a river in the Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire) …   English new terms dictionary

  • Fever — (also known as pyrexia, from the Greek pyretos meaning fire, or a febrile response, from the Latin word febris , meaning fever, and archaically known as ague) is a frequent medical sign that describes an increase in internal body temperature to… …   Wikipedia

  • Ebola — Virus responsible for a severe and often fatal hemorrhagic fever. Outbreaks in primates, including humans, have been recorded. Initial symptoms are fever, severe headaches and muscle aches, and loss of appetite; blood clots and profuse… …   Universalium

  • Ebola (virus) — Ebolavirus Virus Ebola …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ébola — Ebolavirus Virus Ebola …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ebola — noun 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 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ebola hemorrhagic fever — noun 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 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ebola — noun Date: 1977 1. Ebola virus 2. the hemorrhagic fever caused by the Ebola virus called also Ebola Fever …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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