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Paul Allen Ups His Funding to Fight Ebola to at Least $100 Million

“The Ebola virus is unlike any health crisis we have ever experienced and needs a response unlike anything we have ever seen,” the Microsoft co-founder said.

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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen said Thursday that he is increasing his funding of anti-Ebola efforts to $100 million or more.

Allen said he is funding a variety of efforts, from treating health-care workers who get infected to helping decontaminate local hospitals. He has also helped establish the TackleEbola.com website where other individuals can contribute to the efforts.

“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 statement. “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.”

Last week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife donated $25 million to the Centers for Disease Control Foundation to help contain the Ebola outbreak. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has committed at least $50 million to anti-Ebola efforts.

This article originally appeared on Recode.net.

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