The founder and CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, donated 25.000.000 dollars to fight the Ebola virus. The couple donated to the Center for Disease Control Foundation.
The Ebola virus began to become an epidemic. He has infected around 8.400 people and has taken 4.000 lives, mainly in the West African countries of Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. The CDC estimates that 1,4 millions of people could be infected by January if the disease continues to spread without limitation.
In a message on his Facebook page, Zuckerberg notes that the spread of the Ebola virus is evolving rapidly, and its outbreak must be stopped before there is "a long-term global health crisis such as HIV or polio."
Motivated by a commentator, Mark Zuckerberg stated the reasons for the donation.
"One problem today is that most people - including government leaders - do not realize that we are at a critical juncture."
"It is easy to say that Ebola is still small compared to other diseases or that it mostly exists in other countries and will not affect us, but if we do not control it soon, then it will spread and become an epidemic. that we will have to face in the coming decades. "
"Grants like this directly help the front line meet their heroic work," Zuckerberg wrote. "These people are finding the ground for setting up treatment centers, training local staff, diagnosing Ebola cases and more. We are optimistic that this will help save lives. "
To learn more about the outbreak of the Ebola epidemic, to donate and help fight the deadly disease, visit cdcfoundation.org.
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