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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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Liberia closes border crossings as Ebola concerns grow

Liberia has closed numerous border crossings in a bid to contain the Ebola virus that has killed 660 people across west Africa.

The Ebola virus has killed 660 people across west Africa. Credit: Reuters

The measures come as a second American citizen working in the country contracted the deadly virus, which has spread across Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria.

"All borders of Liberia will be closed with the exception of major entry points," Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said.

"At these entry points, preventive and testing centres will be established, and stringent preventive measures to be announced will be scrupulously adhered to."

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