Ebola River

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Ebola River
River
Kintra Democratic Republic o the Congo
Lenth 250 km (155 mi)

The Ebola River, an aa commonly kent bi its indigenous name Legbala,[1] is the heidstream o the Mongala River, a tributar o the Congo River, in northren Democratic Republic o the Congo.[2]

In 1976, Ebola virus (EBOV) wis first identified in Yambuku, 60 miles frae the Ebola River, but Professor Peter Piot decidit tae name it efter the river sae that the toun wouldna be associatit wi the disease's stigma.[3] Thus, the river is eponymous tae the terms Ebola virus, Ebolavirus, an Ebola virus disease (uisually referred tae as simply "Ebola").[4]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Tanghe, Basile; Vangele, A. (June 1939). "Région de la Haute Ebola : Notes d'histoire (1890-1900)". Aequatoria (in French). 2 (6): 61–65. Retrieved 26 October 2014. 
  2. 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. 
  3. Wordsworth, Dot (25 October 2014). "How Ebola got its name". The Spectator. London, England. Retrieved 26 October 2014. 
  4. "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