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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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Second American Ebola victim to fly home on Monday

An American aid worker who contracted the deadly Ebola virus but remained in Liberia while her colleague returned to the US for treatment will return home on Monday, according to the West African nation's information minister.

Nancy Writebol with her husband David. Credit: SIM.

Nancy Writebol, a 59-year-old mother of two was forced to remain in Liberia, because a specially modified plane could only carry one person at a time.

Her colleague, Dr Kent Bradby flew home on Saturday and his condition is reportedly improving.

However, the Liberian information minister Lewis Brown, said she would likely fly on Monday.

Writebol's husband, David, who had been living and workingin Liberia with his wife, was expected to travel home separately in the next few days, their missionary organization, SIM USA, said in a statement.

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