Ebola hemorrhagic fever


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Ebola hemorrhagic fever 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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In news:

The Ebola virus, which causes a deadly hemorrhagic fever , has surfaced for the second time in less than two years in south-central Congo, where there have been 36 suspected cases, 12 of them fatal.
Scores of Ugandans were isolated on Thursday to prevent the spread of a new outbreak of Ebola in Uganda, the scene of increasingly regular outbreaks of deadly hemorrhagic fevers that have left health officials grappling for answers.