Ebola - definition and synonyms

noun [uncountable] medical 

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/iˈbəʊlə/

or Ebola virus 

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  1. a serious disease that causes you to lose blood from all parts of your body and has a very high death rate
Word story
The name 'Ebola' was given to the disease in 1976 by people who were researching the early outbreaks. It comes from the Lingala language of central Africa and means 'dark river'.