Ebola is the virus Ebolavirus (EBOV), a viral genus, and the disease Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF), a viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF). The virus is named after the Ebola River Valley in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire), which is near the site of the first recognized outbreak in 1976. It remained largely obscure until 1989 when several widely publicized outbreaks occurred among monkeys in the United States.
The virus interferes with the endothelial cells lining the interior surface of blood vessels and with coagulation. As the blood vessel walls become damaged and the platelets are unable to coagulate, patients succumb to hypovolemic shock. Ebola is transmitted through bodily fluids, while conjunctiva exposure may also lead to transmission.
Ebola in Crosstime Traffic
In the home timeline, an unknown extremist group launched a tailored form of Ebola into the area, wiping out all human life in Nagorno-Karabakh and in considerable adjacent areas of Azerbaijan, rendering them permanently uninhabitable and strictly quarantined. Thus ended the ongoing conflict was between Armenia and Azerbaijan for control of the Nagorno-Karabakh.