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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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No travel or border restrictions advised over Ebola

The World Health Organisation is not recommending any travel restrictions or border closures due to the Ebola crisis, the international airlines association said.

Other passengers would be at low risk of catching the virus if an Ebola patient flew, IATA said following consultations with the World Health Organisation and the UN aviation agency.

The statement comes less than a week after a man died of Ebola after arriving in Nigeria on a flight from Liberia.

Around 672 people have died since the outbreak in west Africa in February.

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