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February 22, 2016

Microsoft Co-Founder Donates $2 Million to Fight Zika

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen announced $2 million in grants to support efforts to stop the spread of the Zika virus, according to The Washington Post. Most of the money will finance mosquito-control work in countries where the virus is proliferating, while $500,000 will pay for work to develop a rapid diagnostic test.

In 2014, Mr. Allen gave $100 million to help stop the Ebola outbreak and worked to raise additional donations to combat the crisis.