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Facebook gives Internet to Ebola-stricken areas

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Posted at 12:26 PM, Nov 06, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-06 12:26:13-05

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is continuing to aid the fight against the spread of the Ebola virus.

On his Facebook page today, Zuckerberg said Facebook will be providing Internet connectivity in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone “to help medical and aid workers track cases and coordinate their response.”

As of Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control reported there are 13,042 cases of Ebola in the current outbreak. The death toll is at 4,818.

Zuckerberg also said Facebook is partnering with UNICEF “to help people in affected and nearby countries prevent, detect and treat Ebola.

“We’ll soon be highlighting the work of some of the non-profits leading the fight on the ground, and giving everyone on Facebook the ability to donate directly,” he said.

More may be found at Facebook.com/fightebola.