Mark Zuckerberg and Wife Give $25 Million to 'Critical' Ebola Fight

October 14, 2014 11:32 PM

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Oct. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Facebook Inc. founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are donating $25 million to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s nonprofit arm to help fight Ebola, saying most governments don’t realize the disease is at a “critical turning point.”

The grant from Zuckerberg and Chan’s donor-adviser fund at Silicon Valley Community Foundation is for the CDC’s Ebola response in the three West African countries most affected -- Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone -- and “anywhere in the world where Ebola poses a threat to health,” according to an e-...

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