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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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American doctor contracts Ebola in Liberia

An American doctor helping to treat Ebola in Liberia has contracted the virus.

Dr Kent Brantly, who works for the charity Samaritan's Purse, reportedly recognised his own symptoms and confined himself to an isolation ward, NBC News reported.

A spokeswoman for the charity said Dr Brantly's wife and two children had been living with him in Africa but are currently in the US.

The deadly illness has killed more than 660 people across west Africa and it has now spread to Nigeria after the death of a Liberian man in Lagos.

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