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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Combating Ebola will take 'extraordinary measures'

It will take "extraordinary measures" to combat the worst ever outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, according World Health Organisation chief Margaret Chan.

Director-general of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Dr Margaret Chan. Credit: Reuters

Speaking after a meeting with the leaders of Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, she said: "The presidents recognise the serious nature of the Ebola outbreak in their countries. They are determined to take all the extraordinary measures to stop Ebola in their countries."

She added that the focus of action would be on the cross-border area where 70 percent of the more than 1,323 Ebola cases have been located.

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