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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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Ebola: 'Unlikely' to reach Europe says expert

A scientist has said the deadly Ebola virus is "unlikely to spread to Europe".

Professor Peter Piot, who helped discover the virus in the 1970s, said the likelihood the epidemic could spread in the UK was "very, very, very low".

This comes as border staff expressed concerns over what they should do if they suspected someone had Ebola.

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Border staff had expressed concerns over how to look for Ebola symptoms but leading scientist Professor Peter Piot has said the virus is "unlikely" to arrive in the UK. Credit: PA

"When someone is extremely ill - that is when they are very infectious, but at that stage patients can hardly move - they are not mobile," he said.

"Here, because of our infection control and standards in hospitals, I think that the likelihood that would give rise to an epidemic is very, very, very low."

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