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By SI Wire
September 12, 2014

Portland Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen announced in a post on his website Thursday that he is donating $9 million to the Center for Disease Control to help combat the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa.

Here is part of the post:

The tragedy of Ebola is that we know how to tackle the disease, but the governments in West Africa are in dire need of more resources and solutions to treat and contain the virus. Without the help of our global community, the risk of Ebola spreading across Africa and beyond increases dramatically. 
 
The developed world needs to step up now with resources and solutions to stop the spread of this outbreak.
In August, Allen's foundation announced a $2.8 million donation to the American Red Cross for its efforts to fight Ebola.
 
The death toll for the disease now exceeds 2,400, according to the World Health Organization.
 
- Chris Johnson

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