From What Place Did the Ebola Virus Get Its Name?
The ebola virus got it’s name from the Ebola river in africa, that runs through Zaire and the Congo. The Ebola River was formerly the Zaire River.
The Ebola River (or Ig’bola River) in the nation formerly known as Zaire.
Ebola hemorrhagic fever (also known as Ebola) is a very contagious illness that is often fatal in humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees).