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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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How do you transport a patient with Ebola?

The first of two American aid workers infected with the deadly Ebola virus while in Liberia has arrived in the United States, where he will be treated in isolation at an Atlanta hospital, officials said.

The patients are transported using a plane equipped with a microbial containment system. Credit: Reuters

The patients are transported using a plane equipped with a microbial containment system. They are placed inside an isolation plastic tent, and all medical staff are required to wear protective gear.

Health officials have said bringing the sickened aid workers into the US would not put the public at risk. Credit: Reuters

Despite alarm by some in the United States over bringing Ebola patients to the country, health officials have said bringing the sickened aid workers into the country would not put the public at risk.

Ebola is spread by body fluids, and can be caught by touching the person or touching a surface on which the infected fluid has been deposited, for example in a bathroom.

Ebola is not spread by sneezing, coughing or by insect bites.

Patients are placed inside an isolation plastic tent. Credit: Reuters

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