Advertisement

  1. National

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.

View all 633 updates ›

Second American contracts Ebola in Liberia

A second American citizen working in Liberia has tested positive for the Ebola virus according to a charity working in the country.

Nancy Writebol, pictured with her husband David, has tested positive for the Ebola virus. Credit: Serving in Mission.

The victim was named as Nancy Writebol on the Samaritan's Purse International Relief website, who said that she was helping the team treating Ebola patients at the Case Management Center in Monrovia.

Samaritan's Purse have been working in the country with the Serving in Mission charity, where Writebol worked as a personnel manager, according to their website.

No details have been released on Writebol’s condition, but the organisation said she was married with two children.

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

More on this story