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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 US Ebola victim is flown home for treatment

The second of two American aid workers infected with the deadly Ebola virus is on a plane back to the US for treatment, Reuters reports.

Nancy Writebol will be treated at the Emory University hospital in Atlanta.

Nancy Writebol, 59, contracted the incurable disease while working as a missionary in the West African country of Liberia during the worst ever outbreak of Ebola.

The first American patient Dr Kent Brantly was flown back to Atlanta for treatment on Saturday.

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