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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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UK health officials urged to look out for ebola signs

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Health professionals are being urged to keep vigilant for signs of the deadly ebola virus amid fears that it could spread to the UK.

Public Health England has briefed border officials and airport staff on the symptoms and issued an urgent warning to doctors after an infected man was able to make multiple flights from Liberia to Nigeria, where he died.

The latest outbreak is the largest in history and has killed more than 670 people in the west African countries of Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and Nigeria, including a doctor who was treating patients.

The disease can have a fatality rate of up to 90%, and there is no treatment or vaccine

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