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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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Obama group to examine experimental Ebola drugs

The use of experimental drugs to treat the Ebola virus will be considered by a working group set up by President Barack Obama's administration, according to a White House official.

A microscopic view of the Ebola virus. Credit: PA.

The group will consider broad "principles of decision-making" for the potential use of the drugs said the official from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

It will be led by Dr. Nicole Lurie the under assistant HHS Secretary for Preparedness and Response.

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