Ebola River

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The Ebola River in northern Democratic Republic of the Congo is the headstream of the Mongala River, a tributary of the Congo River.[1] It is roughly 250 km in length.

In 1976, the Ebola virus (EBOV) was first identified near the river, giving it and its relatives their name.[2] EBOV infection causes Ebola virus disease (EVD), formerly known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF).

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  1. ^ vanden Bossche, J.-P.; Bernacsek, G. M. (1990). Source Book for the Inland Fishery Resources of Africa, Issue 18, Volume 1. Rome: Food & Agriculture Organization of the UN. p. 336. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Ebola outbreak confirmed by DR Congo". 

Coordinates: 3°19′24″N 20°57′38″E / 3.32333°N 20.96056°E / 3.32333; 20.96056