Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen went all-in Thursday in the war on the deadly Ebola virus, pledging at least $100 million for that effort.
"The Ebola virus is unlike any health crisis we have ever experienced and needs a response unlike anything we have ever seen," Allen said in a prepared statement announcing his increased monetary commitment to the Ebola battle.
"To effectively contain this outbreak and prevent it from becoming a global epidemic, we must pool our efforts to raise the funds, coordinate the resources and develop the creative solutions needed to combat this problem. I am committed to doing my part in tackling this crisis."
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"We're up against an extremely tough opponent here," the billionaire told The New York Times, which broke the news about his huge cash commitment toward stemming the epidemic. "The exponential nature of the growth of this disease is really a challenge—we've already seen in the U.S. where one case quickly became two."