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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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Police guard Ebola clinic after 'cannibalistic' claims

Police are having to guard an Ebola clinic in Sierra Leone after allegations by a former nurse that the virus was invented to conceal "cannibalistic rituals" there.

Medical staff are seen at the Ebola treatment centre in Kenema where security has increased. Credit: Reuters

Thousands gathered outside the country's main treatment centre in Kenema threatening to burn it down and remove the patients, after hearing the former nurse claim that the disease was "unreal and a gimmick aimed at carrying out cannibalistic rituals".

Officers fired tear gas to disperse the angry crowds, a regional police chief said.

The increased security comes after Nigeria placed all of its entry ports on "red alert" after a Liberian man died after arriving at Lagos airport last week, in the first case in the country.

At least 660 people have died from the illness across Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia and Nigeria.

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