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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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Two US volunteers exposed to Ebola virus victims

Two US Peace Corps volunteers have been isolated and under observation after being exposed to a person who later died of the deadly Ebola virus, a Peace Corps spokeswoman said.

"Two Peace Corps volunteers have had contact with an individual who later died of the Ebola virus," the spokeswoman said.

"These volunteers are not symptomatic and are currently isolated and under observation."

The spokeswoman said the volunteers will return to the United States after they are cleared to travel.

Earlier, the Peace Corps said it was pulling volunteers out of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone due to the increased spread of the virus.

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