Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife announced in a Facebook post Tuesday they are donating $25 million to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control foundation to fight the Ebola crisis that has killed more than 4,440 people in west Africa.
NBC News reports that the CDC has “hundreds of staffers working on Ebola and has sent more than 100 experts to the virus zone — Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. The CDC foundation collects funds for supplies, such as personal protective equipment, ready-to-eat meals, generators, vehicles and motorcycles, and thermal scanners to detect fever.”
U.S. health officials have stressed that the most effective way to prevent an Ebola outbreak in the U.S. is to control the virus at its source. There have been two people diagnosed in the U.S. — a Liberian national who contracted Ebola at home and then died of it in Dallas, and a nurse who helped care for him.
You can check out Zuckerberg’s post, below: