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Gates Foundation offers $50 million to fight Ebola epidemic
Gates Foundation offers $50 million to fight Ebola epidemic

As the spread of Ebola virus disease accelerates in West Africa, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced Wednesday that it was pledging $50 million to fight the epidemic. The United Nations has estimated that it will cost at least $600 million to stop the spread of Ebola, which has caused the most devastation in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. To date, the outbreak has sickened 4,293 people and killed 2,296 of them, according to the World Health Organization. The Gates Foundation funds would be used to purchase "badly needed supplies and scale up emergency operations in affected countries," a statement released by the foundation says. The foundation also plans to work...

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