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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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Ports into Nigeria placed on 'red alert' over Ebola

All ports of entry into Nigeria have been placed on "red alert" over the Ebola outbreak, health officials said, after a Liberian man died of the disease in Lagos.

"All ports of entry into Nigeria, including airports, seaports and land borders, are placed on red alert," Nigerian health minister Onyebuchi Chukwusaid said.

"Ministry of health specialists have been positioned in all entry points. Active surveillance has also been stepped up."

Mr Chukwusaid said an investigation was underway to see whether the 40-year-old Liberian national came into contact with anyone else.

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