Definition of Ebola virus
: any of several filoviruses (genus Ebolavirus and especially species Zaire ebolavirus) of African origin that cause an often fatal hemorrhagic fever
Origin of ebola virus
Ebola River, Democratic Republic of the Congo
First Known Use: 1976
Medical Definition of Ebola virus
: any of several single-stranded RNA viruses of the family Filoviridae (especially species Zaire Ebola virus) of African origin that cause an often fatal hemorrhagic fever
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