Ebola hemorrhagic fever

noun
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
Syn: ↑Ebola fever, ↑Ebola

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