Ebo·​la ē-ˈbō-lə How to pronounce Ebola (audio) i- How to pronounce Ebola (audio)
or less commonly Ebola fever : the hemorrhagic fever caused by the Ebola virus

Examples of Ebola in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On Call, out today, chronicles Fauci’s life and upbringing, as well as his role in researching HIV and bringing AIDS into sympathetic public view, his leadership in navigating the Ebola, SARS, West Nile, and anthrax crises, and his work during Covid. Emily Zemler, Rolling Stone, 18 June 2024 Officials at the Department of Health and Human Services shifted around money to fund vaccine efforts, while negotiations dragged on, with Republicans trying to pin funding to cuts to the Affordable Care Act, Ebola work, and Planned Parenthood. Jason Mast, STAT, 16 June 2024 Agriculture Minister Mohammad Abubakar, in a recent post on X, blamed rising prices on production being hit by a severe infestation known as Tomato Ebola or Tomato Leaf Miner — caused by a moth-like insect. Ruth Olurounbi, Bloomberg.com, 12 June 2024 How Congo Beat the Last Ebola Outbreak International cooperation was crucial to beating the last outbreak of Ebola. Tatiana Carayannis, Foreign Affairs, 10 June 2024 Annual funding of $31 billion for pandemic preparedness would save trillions in the kinds of losses experienced during the Covid-19 pandemic, and which occur annually on smaller scales with cholera, Ebola, and other outbreaks. Vanessa Kerry, STAT, 31 May 2024 The incidence of malaria and Ebola, for example, worsens in such instances. Christian Thorsberg, Smithsonian Magazine, 13 May 2024 Since 2000, the world has experienced 15 novel Ebola epidemics, the global spread of a 1918-like influenza strain and major outbreaks of three new and unusually deadly coronavirus infections: SARS, MERS and, of course, COVID-19. Ron Barrett, Discover Magazine, 11 May 2024 That mirrors what Tara Kirk Sell, a senior researcher at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, found studying health misinformation that spread during the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Chris Mueller, USA TODAY, 15 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1977, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Ebola was in 1977

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“Ebola.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ebola. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition


Ebo·​la ē-ˈbō-lə How to pronounce Ebola (audio)
: a serious often deadly disease that is caused by a virus found in Africa and is marked by fever, muscle aches, and bleeding inside the body

Medical Definition


: the hemorrhagic fever caused by the Ebola virus

called also Ebola fever

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