The Ebola River, an aa commonly kent bi its indigenous name Legbala,
 is the
heidstream o the
Mongala River, a tributar o the
Congo River, in northren
Democratic Republic o the Congo.
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.
 Thus, the river is eponymous tae the terms
Ebola virus disease (uisually referred tae as simply "Ebola").