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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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The virus, a sub-type of Ebola virus [_Ebola Reston virus_ is now ranked as a distinct virus species in the genus
Thumbcruncher, from what I read Ebola is too deadly and debilitating to pose much of a mass threat.
Get humans and gadgets packed together in too close a confines and Ebola is soon to follow.
Level 4 labs are designed to enable researchers to work safely with dangerous and exotic pathogens (Ebola is the best-known example) for which no vaccine or effective treatment exists.
But the word Ebola is more frightening than influenza, so accidents like this have to be contained in two ways: medically and via the public relations spin machine.
Ebola is way too deadly and kill people so fast that it shut down it’s one propagation by creating a vacuum of host arround the infection point.
Ebola is frightening not only because it’s an awful way to die, but because there has been no effective treatment.
As I blogged about previously, prior work has suggested that the most deadly Ebola subtype, known as Ebola-Zaire EBO-Z after its initial site of isolation, has been spreading steadily eastward across the central African continent.
Kristin warns Colwin Lark, a CIA investigator, that terrorists might be able to weaponize the new strain, now called Ebola mindanao.
Ebola, which is the world's most deadly viral disease, kills up to 90 percent of those infected.