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Google is launching a campaign to fight Ebola

Google has officially entered the fight against the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

For every dollar people donate to various nonprofits, including Save the Children and Doctors without Borders, Google will donate $2. The company has also pledged an immediate $10 million to fight the disease.

The matched donations will cap at $7.5 million ($5 million from Google and $2.5 million from the public). In addition, CEO Larry Page's family foundation will donate another $15 million to the nonprofits.

"Our hearts go out to everyone whose lives have been touched by this tragedy," Page wrote in a Google blog post.

The news comes after Bill Gates pledged $50 million to fight Ebola, and Mark Zuckerberg donated $25 million to fight Ebola. The outbreak has killed almost 5,000 people so far.