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  • proper n. The Ebola River in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • n. The Ebola virus
  • n. Ebola fever

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  • n. 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


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