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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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Suspected Ebola victim admitted to US hospital

A man who recently visited one of the west African countries struck by Ebola has been admitted to a New York hospital with symptoms similar to those suffered by victims of the deadly virus, CNBC has reported.

Sid Dinsay, a spokesman for Mt Sinai hospital, said that a male patient with high fever and gastrointestinal symptoms came to its emergency department early Monday morning.

"The patient has been placed in strict isolation and is undergoing medical screenings to determine the cause of his symptoms," he said.

It was not immediately clear which country the man had recently visited.

Ebola has struck Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria, killing at least 887 people.

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