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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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US public fears Ebola outbreak after doctor's return

Experts have moved to calm fears of a US outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus as the first victim brought from west Africa is being treated at a special isolation unit in Atlanta, Georgia.

The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention has received "nasty emails" and at least 100 calls from people saying, "How dare you bring Ebola into the country?" its director Dr Tom Frieden has said.

Dr Kent Brantly is being treated at a hospital in Atlanta. Credit: RTV

But infectious disease experts say there is "zero risk" as Atlanta's Emory University Hospital treats critically ill missionary Dr Kent Brantly and a charity worker who was infected in Liberia.

"I hope that our understandable fear of the unfamiliar does not trump our compassion when ill Americans return to the US for care," Dr Frieden added.

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