Definition of Ebola fever noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Ebola fever

BrE BrE//iːˈbəʊlə fiːvə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈboʊfiːvər//
; BrE BrE//əˈbəʊlə fiːvə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//əˈboʊfiːvər//
[uncountable] Ailments and diseases
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a very serious disease, caused by a virus, which causes internal parts of the body to lose blood and usually ends in death See related entries: Ailments and diseases Word Origin1976: named after a river in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), near which the disease was first observed.