Mark Zuckerberg and his Wife, Priscilla Chan, Will Donate $25 Million to Combat the Outbreak of the Ebola Virus

October 15, 2014 5:11 AM

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan will donate $25 million to combat the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus. The money will be used by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s regarding the Ebola response effort in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone and elsewhere in the world where Ebola is a threat, the foundation said Tuesday.

“We need to get Ebola under control in the near term so that it doesn’t spread further and become a long term global health crisis that we end up fighting for decades at large scale, like HIV or polio,” Zuckerberg wrote on his Facebook page on Tuesday. “We believe our grant is the quickest way to em...

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