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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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Sierra Leone's top Ebola doctor dies from the virus

A doctor credited with treating more than 100 patients in Sierra Leone's fight against the Ebola outbreak has died after contracting virus himself, the country's chief medical officer said.

Sheik Umar Khan was credited with treating more than 100 Ebola patients. Credit: Reuters

Sheik Umar Khan was infected this month and had been moved to a treatment ward run by medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres in the far north of the country.

But Brima Kargbo said today that Umar Khan had passed away.

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