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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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Death toll from Ebola increases to 729

Some 729 people have died from the outbreak of Ebola, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.

Fifty-seven deaths were reported between July 24 and 27 in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.

The news comes after Liberia's ambassador to the US warned that the crisis was "escalating by the hour".

Nigeria has also identified 59 people who came into contact with a man who died in Lagos last week after travelling from Liberia, WHO said.

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