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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Priest with Ebola evacuated on specially modified plane

Pictures have been released of the modified plane that was used to evacuate a Spanish priest who contracted the Ebola virus in Liberia, back to Madrid.

The Spanish Air Force plane used to transport Father Miguel Pajares. Credit: Reuters

The images released by Spain's Ministry of Defense show that the plane which is normally used to transport passengers had to be modified with specialist equipment to prevent the disease spreading.

Specialist equipment inside the Spanish Airforce plane. Credit: Reuters

Father Miguel Pajares, 75, was helping to treat people infected with Ebola when he tested positive for the virus at the San Jose de Monrovia Hospital in Liberia earlier this week.

He is reportedly in stable condition at the Hospital Carlos III in Madrid.

The hospital where Miguel Parejes is being treated. Credit: APTN

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