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Cameron calls on EU to double Ebola funding

David Cameron has called for EU leaders to double their funding in the fight against Ebola to £800 million.

It comes after one of the doctors who discovered the virus, Professor Peter Piot, said the rest of Europe was not doing enough to tackle the epidemic.

Downing Street said the current total contribution from the EU was just £400 million.

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Ebola outbreak spreads to Nigeria as death toll rises

An outbreak of Ebola, which has left more than 660 people dead across west Africa, has now spread to Nigeria.

A Liberian man vomited on board an aeroplane bound for Nigeria and later died upon arrival in the country.

Ebola has killed more than 660 people across west Africa. Credit: Reuters

The 40-year-old had recently lost his sister to the disease, reports suggested.

Nigerian health officials said all ports of entry into Nigeria had been placed on "red alert".

The disease has now infected at least 1,093 people in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea, and now Nigeria.

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