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Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg to donate $25 million to tackle Ebola

The founder of Facebook and his wife donated $25 million to the CDC to fight Ebola.

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg walks with wife Priscilla Chan at annual Allen and Co. conference at the Sun ValleyFacebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Tuesday he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, would donate $25 million to the Centers for Disease Control Foundation to fight Ebola.

"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 said in a Facebook post.

The death toll in the outbreak, first reported in Guinea in March, has reached 4,447 from a total of 8,914 cases, World Health Organization Assistant Director General Bruce Aylward said on Tuesday.

(Reporting by Anya George Tharakan in Bangalore; Editing by Simon Jennings)

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