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Mark Zuckerberg donates $25 million to fight Ebola

Mark Zuckerberg
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Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg announced Tuesday that he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are donating $25 million to the Centers for Disease Control Foundation to help fight Ebola.

Zuckerberg made the announcement in a Facebook post, saying "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."

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He said the $25 million grant will help empower the CDC and experts in the field, and help front-line responders to set up care centers, train staff and spot new cases.

"We are hopeful this will help save lives and get this outbreak under control," he wrote.

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